Is there a filter on the lens of the webcam to make everything look more blue?
Beautiful setting with views over the sea, this Popeye Villiage worth keeping it is so attractive.
The sky always looks more blue here than in other Malta/Gozo webcams. Any suggestions why that might be?
Thank you Peter and Sam for the information!
11jun18- Thanks for the info. Peter Keddie. - Movie sets are not build to be long lasting structures, the movie company saved money by not having to remove the set. (IIRC wiki) has a write up of the erecting the sets / how much lumber / how many nails / how many gallons of paint - interesting stuff. EnJoy EnJoy
Hi Phil. Nobody lives here - it is just a film set. The original village was bequeathed to Malta by the film company as a tourist attraction, but it was then nearly totally destroyed by a violent storm. The Maltese government decided it was worth rebuilding as a theme park. There are enactors who take on the roles of Popeye, Olive Oyle, Bruto etc. but they don't live in the village.
A question for you all... this is a village built as a movie set, which then stayed in place? Does anyone actually live here as all I see are tourists walking around it, but not much activity from anyone who looks like a resident?
Looks a bit smeggy in the cove. Rest of the water looks fabulous. I can remember swimming at Anchor bay years ago.
10.05.18. 47 People looking at a black nightime screen!
I last visited Pop-Eye village back in the 1990's or just after the turn of the century. I suspect it's a fair bit more expensive to get in now. It does look really quaint I have to say even if it sadly has been allowed to run down over the years.
Picturesque village, reminded me of a small town in Poland called Karpaz or Carpaz, with the little houses and their roof shapes and colors, although it has nothing to do with each other. This is lovely !!
Well put Sam, I agree with most of what you said. Although I use only one name, I say what I feel even though some people might disagree that is their prerogative. I personally have visited this village many times since it was opened after the filming and on a yearly basis seen its detiriation and ruin over that period. Unfortunately (in my view) they have ruined what was once a great tourist attraction.
6may18--Charley Conway, Most all viewers do totally EnJoy EnJoy the 'live-cams' . Tens of thousands of people/viewers find out about travel destinations through SkylineWebcams. Of those thousands, few post comments or upload images into the 'photos' libraries. Of the dozens that do comment most are complimentary. Then you have the inevitable few who get kicks from humourless trolling and baiting. Some use several screen names to try to instigate and incite and controversy.
Hello Chas'. I agree it is a nice view, although with a little more though it could be a great view. There is a great deal of a difference between whinging and passing comment though. Looking at the angle it isn't showing even half of the set, but then, as that half is almost derelict, that's for the better.