St. Thomas Tower, Marsaskala

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Gernot Baur on April 11, 2009

Hi Peter, I see you were on vacation on Malta. Beautyfull and barren Landscape. Are there any ruins of the fortress which has been built for the defence against the Ottomans in the 16th century? Last year I red a book from "David Ball" with the title "Asha". It was about the defense of Malta against the Ottomans and was very exciting.

Best wishes and happy easter


pedrocut on April 11, 2009

Hi Gernot,

The pictures of Malta were from 2006 and we had been there previously in 1996. It seemed to be changing as on the first visit it was like going back to the 50’s, with old German, French and English cars in marvellous condition. The old buses are still there, but not in such great a number.

Malta is indeed barren but full of interest, and I remember reading a little about the Siege of Malta by the Ottomans. I looked at the preview of the book that you mention and it could be very exiting.

I believe that the Ottomans first attacked Fort St. Elmo that can be seen on this one. I believe that it would have changed very little from that day. They then went on to attack Fort St. Angelo that can be seen across the water on this shot being the Headquarters of the Knights of St. John.

I had taken many photos on the first visit but before the digital era! In hindsight I think the best way to have seen the forts would have been to take a boat trip.

Best Wishes Peter

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  • Uploaded on April 8, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2006/10/21 10:59:24
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 7.41mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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