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.
Such a beautiful view oh how I wish I was there to bask in the sun
Great cam. Thank you. We walk round here regularly when we are staying in Kalkara. Happy days.
Yes Skyline I endorse that . Another lovely Web Cam Thank You. Will we have one in Mellieha Bay area one day . My absolute favourite place to sit and while away the world . Linda Bourne.
thank you Skyline and Vista .for providing this new view,I too get the ferry (the traditional ones) from the lift over here ,the last time I walked around into Kalkara and had a Cisk in the little boat club bar .The fort is not open yet so could not go in.
Nice view - we've walked round here as well.
Thank you! This is a great addition to the Malta cams. We've spent many hours walking around this area, going into the museum and just people watching. Not many of the huge yachts in at the moment but when the weather turns warmer the marina will be full. You should also try the harbour ferry from the Barraka lift, a quick and easy way to get to Senglea. It was 2-60 euro pp return and the lift back to the Upper Barraka Gardens is included in the price. A great way to see the boats from the water.
O.M.G! Thank you, Skyline! LOVE it!
This is an excellent Web-Cam..... just wish is was a little bit more to the RIGHT so I could see part of the SENGLEA MARINA. Great place to go (in Summer) for a few drinks and a Good meal, a lot cheaper then your normal tourist places.