Thursday, 10 February 2011

THE SELMUM PALACE - MALTA

THE SELMUM PALACE- MALTA
Formerly, the Selmun Palace was the summer residence for the grand masters of the Order of Saint John. Domenico Cachia built it during the 18th century, in the style of the Verdala castle, located in the south of Malta, near Dingli. This domain was the property of a religious congregation, created by the initiative of Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt, in order to raise funds to pay for the ransom of Christians who had been captured by the Ottomans. The chapel that is close to the castle has been christened as Our Lady of Ransom in honour of this congregation.

11 comments:

ADRIAN said...

This is an interesting and effective shot.

pharaonx said...

interesting choise of colours.

becky said...

The angle, tone, and wisp of cloud make the building look so menacing!

Y. Ikeda said...

Informative post to be able to learn new things!
I like the composition of this photo.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Yoshi

Life Like This.. said...

Clicked from a absolutely perfect angle ...Loved it

Sile said...

Trevor, è bellissima, ed ha una stupenda atmosfera. Sile

Sandro e Cristina said...

Fantastic shot!!!
Bye Sandro & Cristina

ρομπερτ said...

Feels stronger than even time. Please have a good weekend.


daily athens

Dorota Narwojsz-Szal said...

Jak dziób statku... żaglowiec.
Prow... sailing.

orso said...

un bel taglio,e bella la tinta.mi piace..ciao frà..

Leovi said...

Excellent frame with soft contrast of light and shadow.