Friday, February 26, 2010

Vittoriosa, Malta

A card with such beautiful colours...I like that contrast of the buildings against the sky

Here is a view of Birgu, also known as Vittorioa, an old maritime city situated in Malta's Grand Harbour. The building with the Clock Tower is the Maritime Museum and behind it is St. Lawrence's Church.

The colourful Maltese boat or "Dghajsa" ferries tourists across the historical waters of the marina where the mighty fleet of the knights of St. John once berthed.

the stamp is great too....from a set of 5 issued in 2009 regarding the XIIIth Games of the Small States of Europe, with this one representing Shooting and Archery.

thanks a lot to Silvan for adding this one to my collection