Shot these 2 weeks – 4 till 17 May 2015

Shot these 2 weeks – 4 till 17 May 2015 has quite a few photos to make up for the lack of posts during the past few weeks. All were shot in Valletta at different times of the day and include a couple from the official opening of Renzo Piano’s parliament together with my usual street photography.

Hope you enjoy them!

 

Straight lines

Straight lines

Keeping the distance during parade.

Keeping the distance during parade.

Some one loves the sun.

Some one loves the sun.

Prime minister admires the architecture.

Prime minister admires the architecture.

Shaped head.

Shaped head.

Parliament

Parliament.

Malta Fashion Week.

Malta Fashion Week.

Selfie stick moves.

Selfie stick moves.

Wall texture.

Wall texture.

3 points. 3 people.

3 points. 3 people.

I'm here!

I’m here!

Members of Parliament.

Members of Parliament.

Connected Malta.

Connected Malta.

Greens.

Greens.

 

Shot these two weeks is a handful of photographs and snap shots I shot during the past two weeks.

This will be updated every second Sunday at 20:00hrs.

All photography and video by Alan Falzon A.M.I.P.P.

 


Renzo Piano’s Parliament Opened, Valletta, 4 May 2015

Renzo Piano’s Parliament Opened, Valletta, 4 May 2015.

Malta’s newly built parliament, designed by world renowned architect Renzo Piano, was officially opened this after noon by the President and Speaker. The Prime Minister and members of parliament were also present.

The occasion started with a handover of Palace keys by the Armed Forces followed by the guests walking up Republic Street for the official opening.

More photographs from this occasion as well as the whole construction process can be viewed on my dedicated website Valletta Regeneration.

 

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Police Band arrive in front of the President’s Palace.

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Prime minister leads members of parliament.

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Prime minister leads members of parliament.

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Army soldiers enter the Presidents Palace for the last time.

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Police salute during official opening.

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Prime minister admiring architecture of new parliament.

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Police commissioner arrives.

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President of Malta arrives for opening,

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President after examining the Police line up.

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Malta’s flag in front of new parliament.

 

Architect Renzo Piano unveiled the  designs for the entrance to Valletta on Saturday 27th June 2009. This extensive project was expected to be completed by 2014. Piano’s plan include the new parliament being 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 and a lift from City Gate down to Valletta ditch.

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

 

 

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

 

Shot these 2 weeks – 6 till 19 October 2014

Not much but Shot these two weeks is about daily life in Valletta and another update from Renzo Piano’s Parliament.

 

Renzo Piano's Parliament

Renzo Piano’s Parliament

Point to the clouds

Point to the clouds

Open air concert

Open air concert

Temporary shade,umbrella,red

Temporary shade

headless

headless

New City Gate construction

New City Gate construction

Colourful phone space

Colourful phone space

 

 

Shot these two weeks is a handful of photographs I shot during the past two weeks. A variety of images and snap shots including the occasional click made with my  iPad 2, mobile phone and pocket camera.

This will be updated every second Sunday at 20:00hrs.

All photography and video by Alan Falzon A.M.I.P.P.

 


Shot these 2 weeks – 10 till 23 March 2014

Shot these 2 weeks – 10 till 23 March 2014

Another two interesting weeks of fun photographySt.Patrick’s day and two Irish folk music  concerts by Keltika. I also added a couple from Malta’s new parliament by Renzo Piano in Valletta.

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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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Entrance to Valletta, at 18:45 on 22/01/2013

A quick project, to keep me busy. While taking a few photos for my Renzo Piano Valletta Regeneration Project a taught came to mind. The current main entrance to Valletta looks like it is part of an abandoned shanty town. Yes i agree that construction works are going on but i am sure some kind of a better looking barrier or maybe boards explaining what is happening would have been more pleasant and respectful for Malta’s capital city.

All these were taken in about 30 minutes, between 18:30 and 19:00 on a Tuesday night, January 2013.

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Parliament by Renzo Piano, Video 20 August 2012

Video of the construction works on the  Old Theatre and in Freedom Square. Previously a car park, Malta’s new parliament is being constructed 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.

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Parliament by Renzo Piano, Video 1 August 2012

Video of the construction works on the  Old Theatre and in Freedom Square. Previously a car park, Malta’s new parliament is being constructed 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.

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Statue of Grand Master Jean de Vallette – Opening ceremony and day after

Statue of Grand Master Jean de ValletteOpening ceremony and day after.

Just a few meters away from the foundation stone, a new statue of  Valletta’s founder  Grand Master Jean de Vallette is being placed in a newly built  square  next to St. Catherine Church. This area was previously the police station, demolished as part of the Renzo Piano Regeneration of Valletta project. Built by sculptor Joseph Chetcuti this bronze statue is 2.5 meters long and weighs over 700 kilos. The Grand Master is wearing his armour, a sword and Valletta’s building plans in his right hand.

The official opening is scheduled for tomorrow 21st November 2012.

Photographs of the construction works on the  Old Theatre and in Freedom Square. Previously a car park, Malta’s new parliament is being constructed 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.