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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


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Is Nothing Sacred? ©392 viewsSt Angelo is now used for adverts. Prefect
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The Lighthouse being spruced up ©370 viewsPrefect
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The New Breakwater Bridge ©343 viewsMost Grockle Boats have to go the long way round.Prefect
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The New Breakwater Bridge ©367 viewsIt is now open to the public but you are not allowed onto the Breakwater - it says here. And no fishing either.Prefect
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The New Breakwater Bridge ©389 viewsJune 2012Prefect
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St Anne's Square ©375 viewsNow adorned with a metallic origami thingy to glorify the EU.Prefect
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St Bartholomew Hospital429 viewsNot far from TH. History of Leprosy in Malta.Prefect
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Sitting on the wall is prohibited ...428 viewsMdina 2012 ©Prefect
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... Not like in the good old days!537 viewsMdina 1960 ©Prefect
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New Parliament Building ©418 viewsAnother Renzo Piano design. The stone cladding will put the Duckworths to shame!Prefect
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Saluting Battery ©417 viewsBeing readied for a posh dinner. June 2012.Prefect
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The Old Fishmarket506 viewsItself a 1953 copy of the original, was demolished in 1978 to make way for the Valletta Ring Road.Prefect
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Ouch!510 viewsThe Tritons Fountain was damaged in 1978 by staging erected for a political event.
Not repaired until 1987.
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Rockyvale 2012 ©531 viewsNow a closed & derelict events venue, there are plans for a massive redevelopment of the whole valley up to the regional road.Prefect
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Rockyvale 2012 ©599 viewsNo roller skating these days.Prefect
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Villa Portelli, Kalkara. ©856 viewsResidence of the CinC Med from 1961 (after Admiralty House closed) and FO/CBF Malta from 1968 to 1979.
Now the Maritime Institute.
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Gerri in her Shop ©570 viewsIf you are in the area, do pop in for a balloon or something.
Corner of Triq l-Imsell with Triq it Turisti, Bugibba.
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New Barrakka Lift ©759 viewsDue to open next year.4 commentsPrefect
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New Barrakka Lift ©583 viewsWorks in Progress.Prefect
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Fort Ricasoli ©459 viewsPrefect
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Fort Ricasoli ©572 viewsMain Gate & St Nicholas Chapel.Prefect
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Fort Ricasoli ©528 viewsIts crumbling into the sea.Prefect
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Fort Ricasoli © 496 viewsThe gate was open so I wandered in and managed a few shots before being firmly, if politely, escorted out.Prefect
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Kalkara ©420 viewsPrefect
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Salvatore Gate Kalkara ©492 viewsProviding a cool parking space.
As it was.
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Open for Business ©442 viewsPrefect
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Gerri's Party Shop, Bugibba.592 viewsShameless advert for the new family business!Prefect
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Australia Hall 2011606 viewsA Grade 2 Listed Building.
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Australia Hall 2011467 viewsWot no roof?
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Military Bay & Ghajn Tuffieha Camp658 viewsLate 1960sPrefect
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Paceville, Dragonara & St George's Bay527 viewsLate 1960sPrefect
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Portomaso884 viewsThe new Hilton complete with Marina, Tower & Luxury Apartments.
Photo from The Alexandra Hotel.
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