Construction of the right side of City Gate, August 2013

Construction of the right side of City Gate (when viewed from Floriana side), August 2013.

These photographs of the Old Theatre and Freedom Square were taken when work just started on the new parliament as part of the Renzo Piano Project for the entrance to Valletta.

Architect Renzo Piano unveiled the  designs for the entrance to Valletta on Saturday 27th June 2009. This extensive project is expected to be completed by 2014. Piano’s plan include the new parliament that will be built  in Freedom Square, restoring City gate to its original design of 1633, re building the Old theatre for out door performances, re furbish Valletta bus terminus, a new lift from City Gate down to Valletta ditch that will be turned into public gardens and other over all restorations. Continue reading

Graffiti on Renzo Piano’s City Gate

Still under construction and our new entrance to Valletta, by Renzo Piano, has been inaugurated with an original piece of black graffiti. As a graffiti fan i do not consider this one in particular to be a ‘bad choice’ although i have heard too many people complain about this, some going to the extreme of wanting the artists to be imprisoned.

The graffiti on city gate is  an art piece, to be enjoyed by every one. Painted on a project that was not wanted by too many people.

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Valletta Terminus from City Gate

I shot this time lapse on the 24th of April 2011 from exactly near the now demolished City Gate. This was about a month and a half before the whole area was closed off to prepare for the demolition, part of the Renzo Piano regeneration of the entrance to Valletta. You can see the old Maltese buses passing around the Triton fountain and you will also realise how many people walk in and out of  Valletta between 17:00 hrs and 18:00 hrs in winter on a Sunday. More photos and videos about this regeneration project can be found on my Personal Projects Site.

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Freedom Square,Valletta

These photographs of Freedom Square were taken when work started on the new parliament as part of the Renzo Piano Regeneration of the entrance to Valletta. This includes the demolition of the old City Gate. More photos and videos about this regeneration project can be found on my Valletta Regeneration Site..

 

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Valletta Terminus from City Gate

I shot this time lapse on the 24th of April 2011 from exactly near the now demolished City Gate. This was about a month and a half before the whole area was closed off to prepare for the demolition, part of the Renzo Piano regeneration of the entrance to Valletta. You can see the old Maltese buses passing around the Triton fountain and you will also realise how many people walk in and out of  Valletta between 17:00 hrs and 18:00 hrs in winter on a Sunday. More photos and videos about this regeneration project can be found on my Valletta Regeneration Site.

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Old Maltese Bus

A few photographs  from my collection of the old Maltese buses before they were replaced for the new public transport system. More photos and videos about this regeneration project can be found on my Valletta Regeneration Site.

 

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City Gate Demolished – 5th May

 

 

More photos and videos about this regeneration project can be found on my Valletta Regeneration Site.