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    • 2 weeks ago
    • MWH

    Competition time - now 11:42am / 5th July - Small Rostrum and a screen in the square....(and half a dozen wooden seats stacked up....)
    Q.. What's occurring?

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    2jul18-- Thanks Michael's , Millions have enjoyed your feed here in SkylineWebcams. some are never satisfied , ain't life grand

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Les Bennett

    And those that can be seen on the fountain now, they have got talent, as they can dance. Bet Mary-Anne isn't there. LOL

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Les Bennett

    Mary Anne, And they went 'Trumpty Tromp Tromp'. Say things as they are, not to give false hope.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Mary-Anne Kingscott

    Les Bennett, what a miserable so an so you are!! They should put you in one of those little boxes you mentioned the other day, so we cannot see any more of your stupid, sarcastic comments!! Get a life.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Les Bennett

    Watching a couple of kids attempting to dance, I've seen baby elephants do better.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • DaveS

    I recon it could be something for the people of Malta to enjoy.................

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Jon

    I'm glad I looked twice. I thought for a minute the EU hierarchy were returning to Malta & they were installing a guillotine in the square just in caser it was needed. That would never do!!!

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Patricia.Honey

    What is going on in the square I wonder?

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Victor

    St George's church webcam disappeared last Sunday just before the end of the festa.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • George Mallia

    Where is my beloved St George's Church in Qormi?

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Les Bennett

    Is that a guillotine they are erecting?

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    25jun18--Heritage Malta is opening the Palace Armoury and State Rooms at the Grand Master’s Palace free of charge on Friday, a public holiday. Read more at Times of Malta. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Jon

    It's not often the weather in the UK is hugely better then it is in Malta - Gorgeous sunshine, high temperatures in the UK & raining hard & windy in Malta. What's the world coming to?

Valletta - St.George's Square, The Palace

It is one of the most beautiful cultural icons of Malta and a must-see for people visiting Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta), St. George's Square (Pjazza San Gorg o Misraħ San Ġorġ), also known as Palace Square (Misraħ il-Palazz) is the heart of the city, meeting place, crossing point, scenary of events of any kind flanked on one side by the Grandmaster's Palace (Il-Palazz tal-Gran Mastru), simply known as The Palace and the Main Guard Building on the other side.

The square was recently turned from a car park into a pedestrian area, an open space designed for enjoyment and relaxation surrounded by modern and historic buildings, The Palace is one of the most magnificent and purest examples of Maltese heritage; the centre of the square is enriched by a modern ground-level and rectangular-shaped fountain erupting and flowing in rhythm with the music at regular intervals, it is a pleasure for children of all ages who love running through it.

The Grandmaster's Palace overlooks the square, one of the most impressive in Malta, this building has hosted for a longtime the House of the Grandmaster of the Knights of the Order of St. John, then the British Government, today it is the seat of the President and home to the House of Representatives of Malta; The Palace was first commissioned by the Grandmaster del Monte, initially hardly showed any decoration, only after his death it was improved, enlarged and embellished under the Grandmaster Jean de la Cassiere and the architect Gerolamo Cassar (Gelormu Cassar), by the mid-eighteenth century The Palace reached its present structure, a Renaissance masterpiece of art and architecture, other decorative elements were added later such as the wonderful main doors and the wooden balconies. Two splendid gardens enrich its outdoor space, the Prince Alfred’s Courtyard and Neptune’s Courtyard where we can find a spiral staircase that leads to the entrance of the state rooms; the interior spaces are of extraordinary beauty, lavishly decorated marble corridors, beautiful frescoes, magnificent rooms, our tour should include: the Council Chamber, a splendid room adorned with tapestries, a personal gift of the Spanish Grandmaster Ramon Perellos y Rocaful, the State Dining Room, embellished by splendid paintings, the Supreme Council Hall (or Throne Room) boasting top quality frescoes that depict the Great Siege, the Ambassador’s Hall (or Red Room) where portraits of Grandmasters and other rulers hang, the Palace Armoury, one of the world's largest and richest collections of arms, three centuries of military history are here displayed through swords, guns, crossbows, shotguns and cannons, partly reduced by the depredations of the French; among the unique treasures the personal armour of Grandmaster La Valette, the founder of The City; all rooms are usually used for state functions, when possible, they are regularly open to the public.

Cam on-line since: 04/12/2014