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Barrakka t' Isfel / Lower Barrakka Gardens

the Barrakka t' Isfel / Lower Barrakka Gardens is part of Malta , Valletta .

Interesting places in Barrakka t' Isfel / Lower Barrakka Gardens:
Monument to Sir Alexander Ball  


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The Gallows Point

The Gallows Point
Made by bazylek100
Fort Ricasoli is a large fortification on the island of Malta, built by the Knights of St. John between 1670 and 1693. It occupies the promontory known as the Gallows Point that forms the eastern arm of Grand Harbour, and the north shore of Rinella Creek. The lying figure in the foreground is a part of the Siege Bell Memorial in Valletta, and symbolizes the 7000 killed during the Siege of Malta 1940-1943. Fort Ricasoli was designed by the Italian military engineer Antonio Maurizio Valperga, as part of Grand Master Nicholas Cottoner's extensive fortifications around Grand Harbour. It is named for the knight who financed a large part of the works, Fra Giovanni Francesco Ricasoli. A few additions have been made to the fort until 1715, but from that time on, much of the work was renovation and repairs, mostly prompted by a Turkish threat in 1722. In the 18th century, the Knights set up a gallows on Ricasoli Point where galley-slaves, who tried to escape from their posts, were hanged. The gallows served as a stem warning to crews entering the harbour of the destiny awaiting those who abandoned their place in the galleys. The Fort continued to be an active military installation throughout the British period and it played an important role during World War II. It was attacked several times by German dive bombers, suffering serious destruction. Fort Ricasoli was used as a filming location for the movie Gladiator. Adding some CGI effects, they used this place to recreate and shoot all the Rome scenes. It was also used for the filming of other epic movies like Troy and Agora.

Et suorum desiderium

Et suorum desiderium
Made by bazylek100
Detail of the Monument to Sir Alexander Ball in the Lower Barrakka Gardens in Valletta, Malta. A focal point of the Lower Barrakka Gardens is the memorial to Malta’s first British governor Sir Alexander Ball, who in support of a Maltese uprising, had led the siege against the French in 1800, and was much loved by the Maltese. Ball was Governor from 1801 until his death in 1809. Soon after his death, a committee of “Deputies of the Nation” was formed to consider a public memorial, and in December 1809 submitted the design of a mausoleum to Mr. Chapman, the Acting Commissioner, with the request that a site should be granted for its erection. Finally the Lower Barrakka, a pleasant garden on the Bastion of St. Christopher was chosen, and the monument built by public subscription in 1810. The Architect, Giorgio Pullicino, based his design on the Temple of Theseus at Athens, though the difference in shape and proportion of the memorial makes the effect somewhat different. The allegorical sculptures are the work of Vincenzo Dimech. The frieze bears the inscription: ALEXANDRO IOAN BALL EQ. BAR. MELITENSIUM PIETAS ET SUORUM DESIDERIUM SIMBOLIS PRIVATIS OB MER: P.P.

Siege Bell Memorial Valletta

Siege Bell Memorial Valletta
Made by Dune_UK
The Siege Bell War Memorial commemorates the victory of the Allied forces during the Second Siege of Malta from 1940-1943. Italian and German forces battled with Allied forces to gain control of Malta - an important strategic location. Almost 1,500 civilians died during the Second Siege of Malta. The proud tiny island was almost constantly bombarded during this period. In 1942 Malta was awarded the George Cross. In bestowing the award King George VI said '...to honour her brave people, I award the George Cross to the Island Fortress of Malta to bear witness to a heroism and devotion that will long be famous in history'

Malta - Valletta - Grand Harbour - panorama

Malta - Valletta - Grand Harbour - panorama
Made by Darrell Godliman
Looking South Eastwards acroos Valletta's Grand Harbour towards the Three Cities of Senglea, Vittoriosa and Cospicua. The building in the foreground is the Fish Market. From Wikipedia : With its partner harbour of Marsamxett, Grand Harbour lies at the centre of gently rising ground. Development has grown up all around the twin harbours and up the slopes so that the whole bowl is effectively one large conurbation. Much of Malta's population lives within a three kilometer radius of Floriana. This is now one of the most densely populated areas in Europe.

The Great Siege Bell taken from Lower Barrakka Gardens

The Great Siege Bell taken from Lower Barrakka Gardens
Made by Marc-John Photographic
Day 1 - Walk from Sliema to Valletta For my first full day in Malta I decided to take the harbour walk from Sliema to Valletta, passing through Msida, Il Gzira, Ta-Xbiex and Floriana. The 10 ton bronze Great Siege Bell at Valletta was inagaurated in 1992 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Excellency the President of Malta, as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the Siege of Malta during 1940 - 1943. It is rung daily at midday.

Siege Bell and Shadow, Valletta

Siege Bell and Shadow, Valletta
Made by Retr0Girl
The Siege Bell War Memorial commemorates the victory of the Allied forces during the Second Siege of Malta from 1940-1943. Italian and German forces battled with Allied forces to gain control of Malta - an important strategic location. Information from: www.maltalinks.co.uk/siege-bell-memorial-valletta.htm

Siege Bell Memorial

Siege Bell Memorial
Made by Ondablv
Overlooking the Great Harbour of Valletta is the Siege Bell Memorial erected in 1992 to honour over 7000 people who lost their lives in the WW II Siege of Malta, 1940 –1943. Fonte: www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM8G17_Siege_Bell_Memorial_Va...

Malta - Valletta - The Seige Bell War Memorial 03

Malta - Valletta - The Seige Bell War Memorial 03
Made by Darrell Godliman
The plaque reads : At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them. The words are taken from 'For the Fallen', a poem by the English poet and writer Laurence Binyon and was published in London in The Winnowing Fan: Poems of the Great War in 1914.

Malta - Valletta - The Seige Bell War Memorial 04

Malta - Valletta - The Seige Bell War Memorial 04
Made by Darrell Godliman
The Victory Bell, with Vallettas Grand Harbour in the background, as seen from Lower Barracca Gardens on the Eastern edge of Valletta. The memorial commemorates some 7000 servicemen, merchant seamen and civilians who died in Defence of the islands during World War II.

Grand Harbour, Valletta

Grand Harbour, Valletta
Made by Ian_Boys
Looking from the Lower Barraka Gardens. Valletta's Grand Harbour is over 4km long and one of my favourite places in the world. The history, the walled cities, the two sieges, the views. Yashica D TLR.

Palm Terrace, Lower Barrakka Gardens

Palm Terrace, Lower Barrakka Gardens
Made by Marc-John Photographic
Day 1 - Walk from Sliema to Valletta For my first full day in Malta I decided to take the harbour walk from Sliema to Valletta, passing through Msida, Il Gzira, Ta-Xbiex and Floriana.

Malta - Valletta - The Seige Bell War Memorial 02

Malta - Valletta - The Seige Bell War Memorial 02
Made by Darrell Godliman
The Seige Bell War Memorial, Valletta, Malta. The memorial commemorates some 7000 servicemen, merchant seamen and civilians who died in Defence of the islands during World War II.

Siege Bell

Siege Bell
Made by albireo2006
The entrance to Grand Harbour in Valletta, Malta with the Siege Bell memorial in the foreground. The Siege Bell is a monument to the servicemen who died during World War II.

DIGITAL INFRARED 5

DIGITAL INFRARED 5
Made by Nigel Bewley
Royal Caribbean International's Mariner of the Seas berthed in Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta. Converted infrared Canon 20D (830nm) and Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens.

Doric Temple dedicated to Sir Alexander Ball, Lower Barrakka Gardens

Doric Temple dedicated to Sir Alexander Ball, Lower Barrakka Gardens
Made by Keith Marshall
Sir Alexander Ball was the British naval captain who took Malta from the French in 1800, after Napoleon had previously captured the island from the Knights of St John.

Malta #2 - *

Malta #2 - *
Made by fragavio
Malta, Valletta, la Freedom Bell vista dai giardini di Lower Barracca Malta, Valletta, the Freedom Bell seen from Lower Barrakka Gardens

Malta - Valletta - Alexander Ball Monument

Malta - Valletta - Alexander Ball Monument
Made by Darrell Godliman
This picturesque Classical Monument to Alexander Ball, the first British Governor of Malta, can be found in Lower Barrakka Gardens, Valetta.

Lower Barrakka Gardens

Lower Barrakka Gardens
Made by WrldVoyagr
Valletta, Malta See where this picture was taken.

For whom the bell tolls

For whom the bell tolls
Made by cybertect
The Siege Bell Memorial in Valletta, Malta commemorating those who lost their lives in convoys during World War II.

Grand Harbour - HDR

Grand Harbour - HDR
Made by martyncoup
This is a vew of the amazing Grand Harbour from the Saluting Battery in Valletta looking towards The Three Cities.



Nearest places of interest:

Monument to Sir Alexander Ball
Pixkerija / Fish Market
St Angelo Mansions
Bighi Complex (Kalkara)
  World War 2 Siege Bell Memorial
Sacra Infermeria (now Mediterranean Conference Centre)
YMCA Valletta
Triq Sant'Orsla

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