Tag Archives: Mediterranean

Benidorm Levante Beach at Night. by FranciscoGarciaRios

Música (abrir en nueva pestaña) / Music (Open link in new tab): Samantha James – Waves of Change.

A view of Benidorm’s Levante beach at night, from the top of the building Tropic Mar in the Rincon de Loix. Levante Beach and its lit esplanade highlight in the image.
-Español:
Vista de la playa de Levante de Benidorm por la noche, desde lo alto del edificio Tropic Mar, en el Rincón de Loix.
La Playa de Levante y el suyo iluminado paseo marítimo, formado por las Avenidas de Madrid y Alcoy, destacan en la imagen.

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View from the Salt Flats (Calpe, Spain). by FranciscoGarciaRios

Music (Open link in new tab)/Música (abrid en nueva pestaña): Mike Oldfield Sunset.
View from the Salinas (salt flats) of Calpe (Alicante, Costa Blanca, Spain) at dusk. The Arenal Beach and the sea are located behind the buildings. The picture shows the natural colors just as they were captured by the camera.
Canon EOS 50D+Canon EF 24-85 USM
-Español:
Vista desde las Salinas de Calpe a la caida de la tarde. Tras los edificios se encuentra la zona de la Playa del Arenal y el mar. La fotografía luce los colores naturales tal y como los captó la cámara.
Canon EOS 50D+Canon EF 24-85 USM

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Valletta Skyline and waterfront by neobit

Valletta skyline at sunset with the Carmelite Church dome and St. Pauls Anglican Cathedral

The architecture of Valletta’s streets and piazzas ranges from mid-16th century Baroque to Modernism. The city is the island’s principal cultural centre and has a unique collection of churches, palaces and museums and act as one of the city’s main visitor attractions. When Benjamin Disraeli, future British Prime Minister, visited the city in 1830, he described it as “a city of palaces built by gentlemen for gentlemen,” and remarked that “Valletta equals in its noble architecture, if it does not excel, any capital in Europe,” and in other letters called it “comparable to Venice and Cádiz” and “full of palaces worthy of Palladio.”
Buildings of historic importance include St John’s Co-Cathedral, formerly the Conventual Church of the Knights of Malta. It has the only signed work and largest painting by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The Auberge de Castille et Leon, formerly the official seat of the Knights of Malta of the Langue of Castille, Léon and Portugal, is now the office of the Prime Minister of Malta. The Magisterial Palace, built between 1571 and 1574 and formerly the seat of the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, used to house the Maltese Parliament, now situated in a purpose built structure at the entrance to the city. The Magisterial Palace still houses and offices of the President of Malta.
The National Museum of Fine Arts is a Rococo palace dating back to the late 1570s, which served as the official residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet during the British era from 1789 onwards. The Manoel Theatre (Maltese: Teatru Manwel) was constructed in just ten months in 1731, by order of Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena, and is one of the oldest working theatres in Europe. The Mediterranean Conference Centre was formerly the Sacra Infermeria. Built in 1574, it was one of Europe’s most renowned hospitals during the Renaissance. The fortifications of the port, built by the Knights as a magnificent series of bastions, demi-bastions, ravelins and curtains, approximately 100 metres (330 ft) high, all contribute to the unique architectural quality of the city.
Public housing is located within Valletta’s walls. Originally the Order planned to construct for its navy a man-made anchorage in the area known as Manderaggio (Maltese: il-Mandraġġ), but never completed this plan. Instead, the area became a jumble of buildings with dark alleyways. In the 1950s the city demolished the Manderaggio, and rebuilt it as a housing estate.

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Cloud by sarpgultemiz

Photoshop manipulation color study
Announcement! ! !
Some people complain, they did
my bad aim. absolutely none
Photoshop as a hobby, photography color to make it work
Photo not mine.
Only photoshop effect, did study
Photography : Freesurf
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Rainy morning in Venice by adrianchandler

Even despite bad weather, Venice was still one of the most intricate and interesting cities I’ve ever photographed. During an early morning walk in the rain I stopped to shoot a few paths and alleys as they are so damn photogenic! My visit was brief but wonderful and I’ll definitely be going back there soon.

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Vernazza by MarcoGrassi

I know guys is always the same spot, but I love this place! Who wouldn’t love it actually?!
Every time I go to Vernazza for me it is really worth it to walk up to this view point, because there is always something different!(Flowers, giant waves, amazing clouds ecc.) This is one of my favorite view of Cinque Terre by the way!

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