Senglea - Cottonera live camNice view on the boatyard and Senglea on the left side from Valletta Waterfront

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    • 5 hours ago
    • Stig Jansson

    Hi Gert,
    I do not think the camera has been moved because the camera for Grand Harbour Valletta and this, are on the same post with different angles. I checked it last autumn.

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    • 13 hours ago
    • Gert

    The camera has been moved closer towards the docking area.

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    • 1 day ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Roger. That makes sense doesn't it.

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    • 1 day ago
    • roger willis

    Derek, the rope thrown out by the crew is called a heaving.

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    • 1 day ago
    • Sal

    Viv: Agree with you in slowing down the time-lapse! I use to be able to stop and pause it, but it now just continues on until the end!

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    • 1 day ago
    • Stewart Wilson

    Hello Pat there were 2 Boats I spotted another one leaving the other side and at least 3 of them police type with the motor on the back so I think possibly a euro Mp or some one VIP did you see all the motor cars and Police motor bike escorts before the Navy arrived By the way I'm in North East England my wife and I were in Malta 2 years ago it's a lovely place and like one or two on here I have watched those big liners arriving and departing as well as the Navy ships these webcams are great I think we need one to see round the corners some times, All I can say is well done Skyline Webcams and thanks for letting us see places in the world that we can only Dream of

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    • 1 day ago
    • viv

    Morning Skyliners! It would be great if you could slow down the time lapse so that Pat in Arizona, USA, and others viewing around the world could see the boats coming into berth. I miss so much too and I'm only an hour behind Maltese time here in Newcastle upon Tyne!

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    • 2 days ago
    • pat

    Derek, right now it is 9:04 pm, 4-26-17 in Arizona and it's 6:05 am, 4-27-17 in Malta. Many times I miss the ships coming in because of the time difference. Most times I'm in bed here and it's already day in Malta. I do try to catch as many of them as I can though. I think I catch more leaving harbour than coming into harbour.

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    • 2 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Pat . Only too happy to help. On the Gozo ferries some of the crew attempt to hit the dock crew with the ropes much to the amusement of the passenger's and crew. What is the time difference between you and! Malta?

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    • 2 days ago
    • pat

    Thank you Doug!!

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    • 2 days ago
    • pat

    Stewart, I'm with you! Why are all those people in suits and dressed up on the P22 boat? Does anyone know what's going on? And I, too, miss the grain elevator.

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    • 2 days ago
    • Marc Phillips

    msc armonia heavily guarded , wonder whose on that boat

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    • 2 days ago
    • douglas hannah

    THE USUAL DRILL WHEN MOORING A LARGE SHIP IS FOR THE CREW TO THROW A LIGHT WEUGHTED LINE WHICH IS THEN USED BY THE PERSON ON SHORE TO PULL THE MOORING ROPE UP TO THE BOLLARD. DOUG HANNAH

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    • 2 days ago
    • Stewart Wilson

    Oh for a different webcam to see from the other side I miss that Grain evivator camera some times :)
    I can see two Navy boats and one or two little craft doing some thing :)

Senglea - Cottonera

Valletta Waterfront and Grand Harbour (Il-Port il-Kbir) are two of the most notable landmarks for people arriving at Maltese island directly from Mediterranean, they welcome millions of cruise passengers every year with a quantity of excellent services.

Valletta Waterfront, also known as Pinto's Wharf, is a very versatile center, a multi-purpose area and one of the most frequented meeting points of Valletta due to its extraordinary offer including high quality entertainment, a complete mix of retail, dining, leisure experiences and shopping, festivities and outdoor themed events all year round and much more...a dream destination become increasingly popular over the years for tourists and locals. Its origins date back to the 18th century, when was commissioned by the Knights of St. John's Grand Master Manuel Pinto de Fonseca as a simple pier and place where merchants used to unload their wares, once renovated, the old warehouses of this Baroque masterpiece were replaced with a leisure complex for locals and million cruise passengers as well as 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, whether we're looking for luxurious restaurants, events or simply a moment for a walk along the promenade, Valletta Waterfront has it all, either day or night a simple stroll while admiring all breathtaking panoramic views around, including a lovely view of Senglea (o L-Isla), can turn into a marvelous experience!

Also known as Isla, this stunning city, one of the heaviest fortified cities of Malta, belongs to Three Cities (or Cottonera Lines) also including Cospicua (Bormla) and Vittoriosa (Birgu), rightly claimed to be the cradle of Maltese history. Although its smaller dimensions, it boasts a rich historic heritage, many buildings and massive bastions and fortifications, which give spectacular views on the Grand Harbour, were built during the age of the Knights of St. John, Senglea is also nicknamed "Civitas Invicta" as unconquered during the Ottoman invasion at the Great Siege of 1565, however it was mostly destroyed by bombings during the WWII and suffered heavy losses including rare architectural masterpieces dating back to its first construction in the 16th century; originally a small island later partially connected to the mainland for strategic reasons by the Knights Hospitaller (the Maltese name "Isla" derives from the Italian "isola", island) it protrudes with its oldest part into the Grand Harbour and is still enclosed by massive fortifications guarding the harbour and the opposite side where the capital Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta) is located as they did a longtime ago.

There are a variety of activities and events taking place in Senglea throughout the year as well as tourist attractions all worth a visit, most of them still a reminder of its glorious past, through a simple stroll it is possible to reach them, just a few words to mention the most important must-sees: the look-out garden (Gnien il-Gardjola) and the stone vedette where one can enjoy a blend of history and the Mediterranean, a variety of architectural buildings in British style, Senglea Point with its magnificent views of Valletta and Grand Harbour, narrow streets still holding a number of ancient buildings, religious treasures such as the miraculous statue of Jesus Christ the Redeemer (Ir-Redentur ta `l-Isla) situated in the Basilica dedicated to The Birth of the Virgin Mary or the statue Madonna of the Middle (il-Madonna Tan-Nofs), originally placed in the main road as a sign of gratitude to the Virgin for protecting Senglea from the 1813 plague; moreover a stroll along the nearby Vittoriosa's promenade will offer magnificent views of Senglea, among the most beautiful in the world. We can't forget to mention the famous boatyard, enlarged and developed by British, it has become increasingly important over the years for its role in the economic growth of the city, it sees thousands of cruise passengers embarking and disembarking every day and offers all types of services and works to make more comfortable the stay of the big cruise ships, a real attraction for tourists and locals.

Cam on-line since: 09/17/2013