Marsaxlokk Bay and Fort St. Lucian from Qajjenza live camNice view on the bay and the fort in Birżebbuġa, Malta Freeport in the background

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    • 6 days ago
    • John G

    Crane jib yesterday at the other Marsaxlokk site, no views since. Have the cams been removed?

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    • 2 months ago
    • Jesse

    It's scheduled to have the street furniture, (benches, bins, zebra crossing etc) in place during the first week of June after the paving is in place.

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    • 2 months ago
    • DaveS

    It depends if drivers decide to use the pavement as road space.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Jesse

    Unfortunately they're not paving slabs but quite thin tiles, only time will tell how they will fare.

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    • 2 months ago
    • DaveS

    Coming to this camera, very soon, I would say within a week are the guys laying the paving slabs to finish off the road works. Looking at the work they have completed off camera, it looks good with large paving slabs and not the brick blocks used on the landside pavement.

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    • 3 months ago
    • DaveS

    I am on my Tablet at moment, Sunday Evening 29 April 2018, and just forgot how to do a screen grab without Printscreen......................Otherwise I would have shown you all a picture of the hand that holds the cloth that has just wiped the camera lens clean

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    • 3 months ago
    • Jesse

    there you go Stan, new railings & they look better than the previous ones!

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    • 3 months ago
    • stan

    Jesse who's nicked the railings ? maybe the bailiffs

  • avatar
    • 5 months ago
    • Jesse

    A lovely new road only six feet from the sea,,,,, and under six inches of floodwater! 9th Feb' 2018

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    • 7 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    29dec17-- A Thank You to our host, Qajjenza Bar and Restaurant, for sponsoring this 'live cam' view on the bay and the fort in Birżebbuġa, Malta Freeport in the background Marsaxlokk Bay and Fort St. Lucian from Qajjenza, splendid.

  • avatar
    • 7 months ago
    • DaveS

    Oh yes, great work, soon be complete

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    • 8 months ago
    • Bob C

    No lights along the sea wall this year then Jesse?

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    • 9 months ago
    • DaveS

    Yes Jesse, I walked from Marsaxlokk to Birgebugga on Tuesday,a very pleasant walk, and the guys where very busy with drain laying and excavating. Had to laugh at the number of drivers to did not take any notice of the the road closure signs.The barrier at side of oil storage depot finally gave them the message.

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    • 9 months ago
    • Jesse

    Starting to look like a promenade, taken a very long time and still a long way to go but at least it's taking shape.

Marsaxlokk Bay and Fort St. Lucian from Qajjenza

The picturesque city of Marsaxlokk is located in the souheastern part of Malta, its name seems to derive from the dry sirocco wind that blows from the Sahara.

Marsaxlokk is one of the most appreciated holiday destinations of the island still strongly bound to its cultural traditions, its stunning bay, including the small Pretty Bay (Bajja Sabiha) and St. George's Bay, stands out for its colourful fishing "luzzus" boats (Il-Luzzu) with the ever-watchful eye of Osiris that are said to provide protection against misfortune and danger and for its traditional Sunday fish market, really a must for tourists and locals. Its harbour is the second largest natural harbour in Malta, although the continuous going and coming of luzzus and vessels of any kind, this bay gives a sensation of peace and quitness together with the unique scent of an authentic fishing village however rich in a variety of picturesque restaurants and ancient houses lined up on the stunning promenade with breathtaking views of the bay.

Not far away from the city center, in the direction of Birżebbuġa is located Fort St. Lucian (Il-Fortizza ta' San Luċjan, 1610), as the first defensive fort against the Turkish invasions in the Marsaxlokk Bay; its construction is believed to have been prompted by a woman's dream telling about St. John's order of building a massive fort in view of the imminent Turkish invasion, her dream was told and shared but the Grandmaster De Wignacourt did not give any importance to those words, nothing was done. Only after the actual assault, the construction has begun, commissioned by the Grandmaster Alof de Wignacourt and probably designed by Vittorio Cassar or Girgor Xerri, it lasted only one year; the square-shaped Fort St. Lucian has one little tower on each side, this configuration made it stronger against the Turks in 1614. The whole structure was enforced in 1795 under Grandmaster Emmanuel de Rohan and enriched by a more modern design in 1876; during the IIWW it was used as munitions depot, today it hosts a small chapel dedicated to St. Lucian and is home to the Malta Aquaculture Research Centre (NAC).

Not so far away from the Fort are located the lovely city of Birżebbuġa and Malta Freeport (Port Ħieles Ta' Malta), just on a promontory dividing the bay; the width of the bay has allowed the construction of an important structure for the Maltese economy, as one of the most important and biggest ports in the Mediterranean it enjoys a key player in the transhipment trade, in the past home to the British Royal Navy, it offers today high quality services. Although people usually assume that the containers traffic contrasts with the natural beauty of the bay, this boasts crystal waters, relaxing spots and a beautiful beach that make it one of the most appreciated tourist destinations of the whole island rich in attractions and entertainment opportunities as well as sports and recreational possibilities and cultural events.

Cam on-line since: 02/15/2014