Home, Valletta, Circus Malta

View from my home, Valletta

Having lived here for a little over 8 years, the view from my home in Valletta is something quite unique, at least in my opinion. True the surrounding walls are quite high on 3 sides but stepping on a small box is enough to get a better view. The 4th side faces the the Valletta  Market or as it is known in Maltese, Is Suq Tal Belt. The wall here is very low  and wide so i can sit and look down on Merchant Street and the old corrugated roof of the Market.

I have shot a few photos  over these years and my roof is also were i do photographic test of equipment and ideas but two days ago Malta was covered with fog creating an interesting effect when mixed with surrounding lights. They were all shot just before 22:00hrs and with in a few minutes. My initial intention was to capture a few shots just for archiving but i am very happy with the results.

 

Home, Valletta, Circus Malta, Birgu

Birgu, as seen from my home, Valletta

Home, Valletta, Circus Malta,Grand Harbor,St.Paul's church

Grand Harbor on left, St.Paul’s church top on right. Valletta

Home, Valletta, Circus Malta,Grand Harbor,St.Paul's church

Grand Harbor on left, St.Paul’s church top on right. Valletta

Home, Valletta, Circus Malta, Valletta Market, Is Suq tal Belt, Merchant Street

Roof of the Valletta Market, Is Suq tal Belt and Merchant Street,Valletta

Home, Valletta, Circus Malta,Fort St.Elmo

Lights coming from the direction of Fort St.Elmo, Valletta

Home, Valletta, Circus Malta,Grand Harbor,Birgu

Grand Harbor and Birgu from my home, Valletta

Home, Valletta, Circus Malta,Fort St.Elmo

View from my home, Valletta

Home, Valletta, Circus Malta,Fort St.Elmo

Fort St.Elmo straight ahead, Valletta

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About Alan Falzon

Photography has been part of my life since before I was born, my father was a keen photographer who had invested in his own developing equipment. This passion grew with every issue of Life and many other news magazines I used to read instead of doing school home work. Unfortunately I never got the chance to work for Life Magazine, Time Magazine nor any foreign news paper but I have always carried some sort of camera to capture that “Kodak Moment”. Those magazine articles taught me that only a few shots are needed to tell a story, so when combined with the cost of film and developing I learnt to take my time to think and observe before pressing the shutter. Traveling around Australia for a year in 2005 was the biggest learning boost for me. A backpacker on a tight budget, film/developing much more expensive Down Under, living in areas rarely visited by foreigners and getting around on my bicycle I patiently and carefully documented the experience. Australia is a photographers paradise!