Floriana Granaries - il-Fosos live camFloriana, view of the famous Granaries

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • MWH

    Hello All. Does anyone know what's happening in Malta 2019?? It's like looking for the Holy Grail online... FEB / MARCH / APRIL for me - thanks!!

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    18oct18--Tony Miggiani, 'time-lapse' has been working and is working. Give the systems a while to load a buffer and I feel confident you will be able to see a day compressed into ~ a minute. ,, Not knowing what your 'comment' was about, I can only suggest to read the ( Refer to regulations ) : link is above the box where you type a 'comment' . _ Avril Bailey __, Thank You. I too was fascinated when this 'live-cam' came to SkylineWebcams and over the months I've read some to try and understand more about Malta. Hopefully I have correctly capsulized a small portion of Malta's history. I do EnJoy EnJoy as I see many are also.

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Tony Miggiani

    I posted here for the first time yesterday. Today it disappeared. Anyone knows why? Also why is my time-lapse not working? (hasn't for a long time). Thank you.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Avril Bailey

    Capt Sam, thanks for all the info on the Graniaries, I found it facinating.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Capture Sam

    6oct18-- Granaries are pits dug into the ground and covered by stone slabs. They were primarily used for the storage of Grain. Granaries can be found throughout Valletta and Floriana. The first granaries were built by the Knights to provide for storage within the fortifications in case of a siege. The system of storage was reliable and efficient. The Granaries proved their worth as they continued to provide grain for the starving population during World War 2. The highest grouping of granaries (a total of 76) is found here. Most of the Granaries in Floriana were commissioned as an underground storage facility by Grand Master Marino de Redin between 1657 and 1660, even before the city of Floriana itself was built. At the time of the Knights of St. John, while Malta was under constant threat of attack by the Turks, there wasn’t enough grain or wheat produced in Malta to cater for all the population, and Malta had to import a lot of cereals from Sicily. It was very important for Malta to have an abundant storage of grain always available, in the event of a siege, as well as in case of other calamities, such as a plague. The 76 underground bell-shaped reservoirs covered up with huge stone caps, today sealed with mortar. The stone caps are either circular or squarish. A single reservoir can hold from around 60 to 80 tons of wheat, and is designed for the wheat to be kept dry, which is essential. During the Second World War, the Floriana Granaries were targeted by the Germans, who wanted to destroy the Maltese’s storage of provisions. The Parish church of Saint Publius received extensive bomb damage at the time, yet amazingly enough, the granaries themselves were spared. The underground silos remained in use until 1962, when modern storage facilities were built above ground. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 2 months ago
    • Jon

    Thanks Shelley - appreciated.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Shelley

    Found info on the The Malta Independent website. The Malta Nationalist Party are setting up the Independence Village in preparation for Malta's independence Day celebrations.
    Events run from 15th to 20th Sept.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Jon

    anyone know what happening Granaries?

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    • 3 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    19aug18-- Maybe : On the 31st of August and the 2nd of September, The Granaries in Floriana will see Valletta 2018’s new, original opera scripted and staged entirely in Maltese: Aħna Refuġjati.

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    • 3 months ago
    • David Hill

    What is the scafolding and stage covering the road for?

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    • 3 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    3aug18--A Thank You to our hosts, Floriana Football Club and Visit Malta, for sponsoring this 'live cam' view of the famous Floriana Granaries - il-Fosos, magnificent.

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    • 4 months ago
    • Patti

    Thks bosikas! :)
    Takecare!!

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    • 4 months ago
    • bosika

    Very good pictures Patti, very good!
    27/07/18 18.14

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    • 4 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    24jul18--The top of the Joseph Calleja stage was lowered to near ground level at about 8pm. All reports I read of the concert were positive. Till next year. EnJoy EnJoy