Looking forward to getting back out to MALTA for a whole month, a visit to Senglea & Birgu (vittoriosa) marina's are a MUST. The drinks & food are a LOT, LOT cheaper then your normal touristy places, really worth a visit. Enjoy!!
Good Evening Does anyone know if Indian Empress is still in Senglea or has she left for Monaco for the GP ?
Hi folks. Birgu is well worth the trip accross from Valletta and please use the traditional Dghajsa ferry to cross and keep them in business.
Looks as if the Money is moving in today.
hi folks .somehow I have managed to post the wrong photo will try again.
Mex. I have loads of photos from Fort St.Angelo and the Inquisitors palace as well as the Maritime museum and the surrounding area, just need Time to post them.
hi folks. doesn't it look romantic over there tonight.
Nice PHOTOS must be viewed , thank you for uploading them , Derek.
Iv'e uploaded some more photos from the Maritime museum.
Some history related with the Fort:Previously known as Castrum Maris (Castle by the sea), this fort developed over time and according to military technologies of the time. Notable events / sieges around this castle:1127 Rebellion of the Arabs and consolidation of power by King Roger II (Normans)1283 Naval battle and castle siege by Aragonese forces against Anjevin forces1372 Genoese siege against Giacomo Pellegrino (Hakem / Capitano della Verga and Castellano)1398 Siege by Royalist forces against the castle garrison loyal to rebel leaders Moncada and Alagona1425 - 1427 Uprising against Don Gonsalvo Monroy (feudal lord). His wife Donna Costanza is held hostage at the fort.1429 Moorish invasion1488 Turkish raid1551 Ottoman raid and pillaging of the islands1565 Siege of Malta by the Ottoman forces1798 French invasion of Malta and expulsion of the Hospitaller Order1940 - 1942 Second World WarAdditional info:http://www.militaryarchitecture.com/index.php/Fortifications/fort-st-angelo-during-the-great-siege.htmlhttps://vassallohistory.wordpress.com/feudal-lords-of-malta/
Pat.there is just so much history on this tiny island, every where you look there is something to see.
Nice pictures Derek!
Hi I'very uploaded a photo from the nautical museum of a figure head and one of the steam boiler outside the marina restaurant along with a couple of the watch tower on Senglia.
Hi Folks.another fine day in Senglea and someone parking their boat.