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Chapel of St. Matthew - tal-Maqluba Qrendi, Malta
This chapel is linked to the landscape and the legend that is tied to it – that is il-Maqluba. Strictly speaking there are two chapels dedicated to this same saint. One is very old and may be one of the first chapels erected after the Muslim domination of Malta. This chapel can be better described as a crypt, has a window that gives onto the land depression of il-Maqluba.
The newer San Mattew church was initiated in 1674 and was completed in 1682. It was blessed by the Qrendi parish priest Rev. Domenico Formosa. The church is quite spacious and has a single altar. The titular painting done in 1688 by a member of the school or a follower of Mattia Preti and which is today attributed to Giuseppe d’Arena who had close connections to Preti, represents the martyrdom of St Matthew and had been commissioned by the French Knight Commendatore Nicolò Communette.
The chapel fell victim to the Axis bombing during World War Two when on 12 April 1942 it had its façade and other parts blown out. After the war it was reconstructed on a new design. The new façade has two belfries instead of the original single bellcote.
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Black and Light
Laferla Cross' as seen from Buskett Gardens.
Dun Pawl Laferla from Siġġiewi had the cross built in 1903 in celebration of the turn of the century. Adorned with statues representing the passion of Jesus Christ, the steep path soon became the symbol of the Way of the Cross.
In 1937, a fierce storm destroyed the original cross, the work of Ġanni Mercieca from Naxxar, and was replaced in 1963 by another cross manufactured in Italy and made of iron and covered in bronze. Threatened by erosion and in danger of collapse, the cross was restored by Maltese craftsmen in 1984.

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Lines, Arches and Stone
Part of Fort St Angelo on the island of Malta connected by a blocked walkway supported by huge arches all build from local stone.

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Stairs and Light
Valletta, Malta.
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The End of the Tunnel
Valletta, Malta.
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Delimara Lighthouse
Malta.
The Delimara Lighthouse is an active lighthouse on the island of Malta, it is the second lighthouse to be built on the Delimara point near Marsaxlokk at the southern end of the island.
 The original lighthouse which was built in the mid 19th century still exists alongside the modern rectangular tower.
 This newer two storey building has observation windows, with roof mounted radar and aerials, and is used for coastal traffic control.
The lighthouse boasts breath-taking scenes of Marsascala and Birżebbuġa which is found opposite the lighthouse, It is also a stone’s throw away from Saint Peter’s Pool that is famous for its natural beauty. The original 1850s lighthouse is still present and it is enriched by a contemporary rectangular two storey tower that was inaugurated in 1990.
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Mill Colonnade - Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
The Mill Colonnade is a large colonnade containing several hot springs in the spa town of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
The Neo-Renaissance structure has a nave, two aisles and measures 132 m (433 ft) long by 13 m (43 ft) wide, there are 124 Corinthian columns.
The structure is one of the traditional symbols of the town.
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The Bridge and the Tower
Westminster Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames in London, linking Westminster on the north side and Lambeth on the south side.
The architects where Charles Barry, Thomas Page and Charles Labelye
It was opened on the 24th of May 1862.
The bridge is painted predominantly green, the same colour as the leather seats in the House of Commons which is on the side of the Palace of Westminster nearest to the bridge.
In 2005–2007 it underwent a complete refurbishment, including replacing the iron fascias and repainting the whole bridge. It links the Palace of Westminster on the west side of the river with County Hall and the London Eye on the east and was the finishing point during the early years of the London Marathon.
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