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Malta - Dingli Cathedral | by © Lucie Debelkova /
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Malta - Dingli Cathedral

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The Maltese islands, situated almost at the center of the Mediterranean, offer the attraction of clear blue waters, secluded bays and sandy beaches while, in the towns, medieval walled citadels and splendid baroque churches and palaces reflect the rich history of the islands. Megaliths, medieval dungeons and Calypso's Cave - Malta is positively mythic. The narrow cobblestone streets of its towns are crowded with Norman cathedrals and baroque palaces. The countryside is littered with the oldest known human structures in the world.


This is photo from Dingli village. Dingli (or Ħad-Dingli) is a village on the west coast of Malta, with a population of 3,326 persons (Nov 2005), 13 kilometers from the capital Valletta and two kilometers from the nearest city, Rabat. The village lies on a plateau some 250 metres above sea level, which is the highest point of Malta. The area provides not only open sea views over the tiny, uninhabited isle of Filfla, but also an excellent vantage point over Malta.


It was just before sunset and just after rain. It created my favorite light combination - dark background and beautifully colored front object, which is in this case one of these great Maltese cathedrals.


Camera Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL; Lens: 18.00 - 200.00 mm; Focal length: 200.00 mm; Aperture: 9.0; Exposure time: 1/400 s; ISO: 100


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Taken on January 22, 2006