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Fort Manoel

Here’s a photo of Manoel Island (Maltese: Il-Gżira Manoel) and Fort Manoel (Maltese: Forti or Fortizza Manoel), taken during a harbour cruise around Valletta. Manoel Island is located in Marsamxett Harbour, which lies in between Valletta and the town of Sliema. It is a small and flat island, named after the Portuguese Grand Master Antķnio Manoel de Vilhena (1663-1736), who built Manoel Fort on the island in the 1720s. In 1800, the fort was taken over by the British military and was used until 1964, when Malta became independent from the UK. The fort was damaged in WW2, but subsequently restored.

Some of you asked about the weather, even though it was a very sunny day, it was only about 10 degrees Celsius, due to a cold and strong wind (which also made a part of the harbour cruise pretty rough, as the boat needed to get out to open sea in order to get from one side of Valletta to the other).

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Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 2147/100 mm
Date Taken: 2019-01-03 12:41
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1593 kb

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Additional Photos by Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12813 W: 57 N: 22674] (85846)
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