The Grand Harbour of Malta has long been a place of extraordinary strategic importance. One of the world’s deepest natural harbours, its location in the central Mediterranean has made the harbour a sought-after prize through centuries of world events. On the natural grandeur of its rock faces have been built the fortifications of successive powers, all determined to bolster the defences of this Maltese gem in order to repel other colonizers.
This book of photographs by the renowned Maltese photographer Kurt Arrigo is an intensely personal record of the impact of these struggles on the fabric of the harbour, as well as a celebration of its natural beauty.
Kurt Arrigo is a world-renowned photographer of the sea. Born and living in Malta, his early passion for scuba diving and sailing led him to underwater photography. He began to capture the rich marine life of the central Mediterranean; his developing fascination with the underwater world encompassed swimming with hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos Islands and photographing marine activity on the Great Barrier Reef, the Red Sea and the Caribbean. Since the 1992 Americas Cup, he has been celebrated for his recording of international yachting events, including prestigious assignments – the Rolex Middle Sea Race, the Rolex Sydney Hobart, the Rolex Farr
40 Worlds, Rolex Fastnet Race and Les Voiles de St Tropez, among many others.
ELEGANT LARGE SIZE VOLUME, HARDBOUND WITH LAMINATED JACKET AND HAND-MADE SLIPCASE.
TEXT IN ENGLISH – PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2011
|Title||GRAND HARBOUR MALTA|
|Dimensions||33 cm height x 27 cm width x 2.5 cm depth|
|Number of Pages||224 pages|