Grand Harbour - Valletta live camView of the Grand Harbour and Saint Angelo Fort in Birgu as seen from Valletta's waterfront

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  • avatar
    • 22 hours ago
    • Mex

    on the 30,June. = Concert @ Smart City, Maltese EU Presidency TERMINATION. January - June 2017

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    • 1 day ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    DaveS. For that kind of money I would buy a property on Malta or Gozo and have enough money left to alow me to fly over more than twice a year.

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    • 1 day ago
    • Glyn Bowen

    This camera appears to be slightly out of focus.

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    • 2 days ago
    • DaveS

    Derek, did you ever see "Plan B"..what a boat, and a snip at only € 550,000 / week Plus expeses, no wonder the now editor of The Evening Standard never spoke of Plan B

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    • 2 days ago
    • Stewart Wilson

    PL thank you for the info :) maybe next year we might get to see it for real going to Dusseldorf in Sept this year hoping to visit a few Museums Trains Tanks etc

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    • 2 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    P.L. I have seen "Lucky me "close up in Birgu along with various other boats, quite often having a conversation with crew members, some carry power boats or jet skis for a jolly around the harbour others carry a car in a garage. Mind I haven't been invited aboard yet.

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    • 2 days ago
    • P.L.

    Stewart; Re the black launch you saw leaving two days ago., I think it could have been the Yacht Lucky Me. You can hire her for 200,000 Euro's a week and you can read more about her on the following URL;
    http://www.camperandnicholsons.com/yacht-charter/lucky-me-4522/

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    • 2 days ago
    • steve

    Some good docking this morning, Thompson Spirit slides in at a nice angle, Silver Muse backwards and sideways to dock beats the Spirit and one more to come in which should slip in between.

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    • 2 days ago
    • pat

    So many friends in the UK!! That's awesome. One thing on my bucket list (besides visiting Valletta) is to go to London and visit the Tower Bridge. I watch their live camera and absolutely love watching the bridge lifting for ships to go through.

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    • 3 days ago
    • Kernow Lad

    Hi Pat, Kernow that's Cornwall, far South West of England, and next stop west is USofA

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    • 3 days ago
    • Gert

    Sun's coming up, so beautiful. It's about 05:50 local time.

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    • 4 days ago
    • LynnD

    Hi I live in sunny Manchester (sunny at the moment, not usually) lol

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    • 4 days ago
    • viv

    Pat, I live like many others on this forum in the North East of England. Throckley is a village 6 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne. It is also on Hadrian's Wall as we were the Northern most part of the Roman Empire.

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    • 4 days ago
    • Stewart Wilson

    any one looking at that black looking launch just leaving :)

Grand Harbour - Valletta

The stunning Maltese capital of Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta), gem of Mediterranean and one of the most beautiful Baroque jewels of the world, was considered one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in Malta for its extraordinary heritage conservation.

A visit to Valletta is a real trip to the past, exactly when the Knights of St. John (later Knights of Malta) started its construction in 1566 on the rocky Mount Sciberras under Grandmaster Jean Parisot de la Valette who founded this fortress city that bears his name; thanks to their fortifications and massive bastions the knights won the bloody siege of 1565, part of this architectural treasure had fortunately survived World War II and natural disasters, today it is the main tourist attraction of a city with a large concentration of historic areas and magnificent views. As a charming open-air museum, Valletta is rich in ancient masterpieces that can be experienced while enjoying simultaneously the rhythm of a modern life, among its chaotic attractions, one of the safest and largest natural harbours in Europe, Grand Harbour (Il-Port il-Kbir), a great economic development opportunity; thanks to its very favourable position in the heart of Mediterranean, it originally represented an ideal place of refuge with waters deep enough to anchor, firstly occupied by Phoenicians who landed here, and later unsuccessfully controlled by Napoleon, under the British Military was massively fortified and improved with dockyard facilities, a wider entrance, harbour amenities and a greater anchorage partially destroyed during the world wars; completely restored, the multi-purpose Grand Harbour is today the center of the maritime activity of the whole island, a prestigious landmark of Malta and the premier destination for yachts, superyachts and cruise ships coming from all over the world.

Grand Harbour offers spectacular panoramic views as surrounded by a quantity of stunning inlets and ancient treasures such as Fort Saint Elmo (Il-Forti Sant Iermu), Fort Ricasoli (Forti Rikazoli), the picturesque village of Kalkara (Il-Kalkara), the fortified Three Cities of Vittoriosa (Birgu), Cospicua (Bormla) and Senglea (L-Isla) and not so far the stunning Barakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka ta' Fuq); it welcomes million cruise passengers every year and give them at their arrival a first glimpse of a very versatile center known as Valletta Waterfront; as a multi-purpose area, it is a real landmark, one of the most frequented meeting points of Valletta, a high quality entertainment destination become increasingly popular for tourists and locals, a complete mix of retail, dining, leisure experiences and shopping along the water's edge where also festivities and outdoor themed events take place all year round. Originally a simple pier and a place where merchants used to unload their wares, this wonderful Baroque masterpiece was built by the Knights of St. John's Grand Master Manuel Pinto de Fonseca in the 18th century, over the years it was fortunately renovated and today is moreover a famous cruise and ferry terminal also providing efficient and affordable transport services within the Grand Harbour and neighbouring areas; Valletta Waterfront is certainly worth a visit, a simple stroll along the promenade either day or night with a view on its panoramic beauties we'll be a marvelous experience.

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