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Glad to see the historic gardens in Pieta have been saved, catching up in The Times I was surprised at some of the goings on re the proposed project.
Such good news today (30/1/2020), The Planning Authority, Planning Board has turned down an application to turn the 400 year old Baroque garden (Giardino Zamittello) into a Ten storey hotel on the Pieta site. Sympathetic TLC plans are always welcomed in areas like Pieta, but not projects like the one just dismissed.
Capture Sam - I stand corrected but must stress that Admiralty House Valletta was the administrative building while Villa Guardamangia Pieta was the official residence of the Commander in Chief Mediterranean. Princess Elizabeth and her husband were the guests of Lord Mountbatten.
Another great view. Thanks Phoenicia. Appreciated
Great view on this Camera, for many years we used to stay at Grand Hotel Les Lapins in Ta' Xbiex, right on the sea front next to Whitehall Mansions, Hotel sadly gone now, rebuild of fine apartments there. The garden you can see on the Floriana side is the Msida Bastion Cemetery & Historic Garden, well worth a visit. The Marina is so busy to what it used to be, we used to watch local boat Roberta going out fishing and it would return with massive Tuna & Swordfish a few days later. See posts on here re Villa Guardamangia , I read that Mountbatten would bring his ship in at a good rate of knots prior to tying up and retiring to the Villa. Have not visited it for some time, but I believe the Government have now bought it.
Great to see this cam back have booked the Grand again cant beat this view each day Alan
10oct19--Al, Seems you might have caught sight of the last time the crane of the 'dinner in the sky - Malta' was used for this year. Last scheduled diner was the 29th of September. They reopen in mid May. A couple 'photos' in the library show the crane. EnJoy EnJoy
The large building in front of the webcam is the Ministry of Education and Employment. The green roofs you can see on the right belong to the Armed Forces of Malta. Part of the Excelsior Hotel can be seen bottom right.
DaveS, I am a bit tweaked at you, ( wink ) I spent over an hour this morning looking at images and reading about Malta's bus services history ( extremely well documented ) . Example: The first Omnibus was brought to Malta in October 1856 from England by Ċensu Attard. A month later on 28 November, the public was informed that this ominbus, which carried 16 passengers, was expected to start operating on Sunday 30 November 1856. The timetable was to be as follows: 6.30 a.m: Departure from Lija to Valletta Belt passing from Balzan, Birkirkara, San Giuseppe (Ħamrun), Tas-Samra, Floriana, Valletta. 8.00 a.m: Return trip from Valletta to Lija on the same route. haha EnJoy EnJoyed
And it is a steep walk from Pieta up to the villa.
9oct19--JCC, Could you be mistaken? The Admiralty House was the official residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet, hence its name and is located on South St, Valletta. - Villa Guardamangia is where Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh ( Queen Elizabeth II), and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, resided between 1949 and 1951. Villa Guardamangia located in Gwardamanġa, Pietà, and is about 200 feet left off camera at 9 o'clock. Villa Guardamangia is a fun read in wiki. EnJoy EnJoy
Wow, Bugibba to Valletta on an "OLD" bus 35 mins, much longer now on a "NEW" bus, and in 30 years I only had a bus ride with 2 breakdowns, (one by The Jardin, Land garden center, on the way to Golden Sands, and second by Mediterraneo Water Park on coast road), can't say the same for the new buss stock. Good old Tigers, Leopards and Lions.
Lack of movement on this cam makes a postcard. Commander in Chief Mediterranean Fleet residence on the left. Princess Elizabeth stayed there when her husband was a naval officer.
P.L. yes on a clear morning with the sun behind us i can make out the lime stone bastions and the church cupola along with Imtarfa. gan canny
looks like the Sky Lounge is open tonight the crane is in Place
26sep19--The large building taking up the lower left corner of the image is :Ministry of Education Building (w/ Flag - distance to the Ministry of Education Building 508.68 ft (155.05 m) from The Phoenicia Malta. EnJoy EnJoy