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Mosta Dome

Mosta Dome
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Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-08
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 55-200 f/4.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/11.3, 1/650 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-22 7:55
Viewed: 2685
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mosta boasts the third largest unsupported dome in the World dedicated to the Assumption of Out Lady. The church is also known as the Rotunda of St Marija Assunta. On 9 April 1942, the church was nearly destroyed during World War 2. An Axis bomb pierced the dome of the church but failed to explode. The detonator was removed and a replica bomb is now displayed as a memorial. The Rotunda was designed by George Grognet de Vasse, a French citizen but resident in Mosta. Mosta residents, at that time totalling not more than 1500, built this spectacular church by their own hands. It took them 27 years to complete but the result is a tourist attraction of world standard. Grognet chose the type of stone by insisting on having one slab from each quarry operating in the Islands. He then proceeded to test their durability. In the end he chose a quarry in Mosta near to Ta' Vnezja, at the gate of an old military airfield. The stone of the Rotunda bathes in the sun and spectacularly has taken a yellow/orange/red colour.

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The sharpness and detail in this is amazing Francis! What a HUGE view with great quality! Really nice work, the long crop works great here!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-05-22 8:13]


mangigique iamge, quelle concentration de maison, une merveille, super captage.

bravo et amitiť


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-05-22 14:54]

Greet Francis!

Houses look very curiously...all white!
Very pretty and showy panorama city.
Beautiful colours, light and sharpness.
It pleases me very.

I congratulate realization and I greet warmly.

Hi Francis
What wide shot with crisp sharpness and great details
I think the larger size looks superb!
TFS> Alireza

Hello Francis,
A wonderful panorama of Mosta. Super sharp and well exposed, the dome is indeed a highlight. regards.

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  • isa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 62 N: 139] (1593)
  • [2009-05-23 15:57]

Hi Francis,
Interesting image where ns presents the organized chaos. Excellent pov and choice of the image in the panoramic one. Exelente light.
Congratulations for the register and debtor for the spreading. Gorgeous island.

Greetings cordials,

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2009-05-25 8:52]

Hello Francis Xavier
Wonderful image here and a lot of detalis presneted.
Nice view, looks very effective.
Janek Kloss

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2009-06-09 7:13]

Greetings Francis,
I like how you chose to show a panoramic view of this city. The volume of houses shows us just how large & magnificent the church building is. This looks like it would be a very interesting city to spend some time in.


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