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Mdina Cathedral

Here’s a photo from within the Mdina city walls. It’s not easy to find original angles and viewpoints in the narrow and sometimes busy streets and square of the old town, but even though this is not the first photo of Mdina Cathedral in the heart of the fortified town, I’d still like to post it.

The Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Paul’s (Maltese: Il-Katidral Metropolitan ta' San Pawl, also known as Mdina Cathedral) is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Malta (although it has shared this function with St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta since the 19th century). It is said to be built on the place where the Roman governor Publius met St. Paul after the latter’s shipwreck on Malta. The first cathedral was founded in the 12th century, but destroyed in an earthquake in 1693. It was subsequently rebuilt in the Baroque style by Lorenzo Gafà.

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Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 430/100 mm
Date Taken: 2019-01-02 11:44
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1666 kb

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Additional Photos by Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11446 W: 57 N: 19744] (74060)
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