Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Still a harbour

 

For thousands of years the two big natural harbours of Grand Harbour and Marsamxett Harbour has made Malta one of the most important pieces of land in the Mediterranean, and more so it's strategic placement in the narrow strait between North Africa and Sicily. Even today it's still an important stop for many merchant ships and cruise lines. Sometimes the ships has to berth a little too close for comfort, like this tanker anchored right next to a block of apartments.