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Do you know where this niche is located please? The names of the two streets on whose corner it stands would be useful for categorization. Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 21:03, 12 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What was the issue above this section? Never mind. The niche can be seen on satellite at Triq il-Gdida and Triq Ninu Cremona. If you think I should not upload pics that are not on the NICPMI please let me know. I saw it and had no idea what is on the inventory and then I still uploaded it. I think some of these are not listed because they missed them and did not make a good search.Continentaleurope (talk) 22:56, 12 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Continentaleurope: You can upload images of anything, regardless if they are listed on NICPMI or not (it's good to have as many pics as possible). There are several inconsistencies in the inventory (eg. the Hompesch Arch is listed but the De Rohan Arch isn't, the Birkirkara Tower is listed but the Tal-Wejter Tower isn't etc), and there are a number of errors (eg. the given location for the niche and relief on the Mater Boni Consilii School in Paola are incorrect). I think the image of the niche is still useful on Commons, but it shouldn't be included in the List of monuments article on Wikipedia. Thanks for giving the names of the streets, and I just added the appropriate categories for the image. Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 16:23, 13 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Niches in Mtarfa[edit]

I'm currently in the process of categorizing the images you uploaded within Category:Cultural heritage monuments in Malta. Since there isn't any detailed information about the Mtarfa NICPMI listings, I'm having some problems with finding the exact location of the following niches. Do you know the names of the streets where they are located please?

The niches in question are the following:

Side pedestrian walk next to Sqaq Mtarfa.jpg

Also, do you know if the niche of St. Ivo represents Ivo of Kermartin or Ivo of Chartres? **Farhouse is on Triq l-Imtarfa too and Triq il-Maltin Internati u Eziljati - have no idea unfortunately

Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 23:54, 1 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks.Continentaleurope (talk) 00:16, 2 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Continentaleurope: Thanks, I just added the appropriate categories to the images. :) Regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 01:00, 2 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

San Anton Palace[edit]

@Xwejnusgozo:
Secret Garden; one of the private San Anton Palace presidential gardens

I am not sure but maybe apart from the articles I am working on maybe I should also write one about the private gardens of San Anton or at least the Present's Secret Garden which is now open to the public on occasions and can be used for private function by practically anyone. What do you think? On the left is one of my pics taken there, looks pretty good with the Baroque staircase, long balcony, unrecognised people at the background, good colours, very natural and no edits. As photos I have uploaded a lot but as literature? There is something about the recent activities there. I also have a number of other pics of the place which I still have to upload.

The Tower and battery as seen from the hotel's roof

I will try to find time to upload pics of the Jerma Palace Hotel. I read that you wanted some pics of it but so far I only uploaded the ones of the Saint Thomas Tower. I have some 300 pics, so we have an overwhelmingly number of pics of it at this current state (dilapidated and vandalised and graffitti art). Will upload them at once so maybe you will just focus on which you wish to use. Use at least one or two, the article needs expansion. We need to discuss some sub categories for them.

I am not sure when they will be destroying it. Any idea?Continentaleurope (talk) 17:12, 2 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Continentaleurope: If you have enough information about the President's Secret Garden, go ahead and write the article. There should also be an article on the San Anton Gardens which are open to the public. I would be happy to help on both articles if I have time, but currently I'm a bit busy (in fact I'm not working on any articles for the time being). That pic is beautiful - it would be useful as the main pic for the article.
Regarding Jerma, any pics are welcome since currently there are very few pics of the hotel on Commons. I have no idea when it will be demolished, but I wouldn't be surprised if a couple of years pass before anything is done. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 20:17, 2 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Xwejnusgozo: I asked about the demolishing because you said to want pics about its demolishing. I will upload pics about work being done on the citadel. Some are already uploaded. San Anton Garden needs a number of articles. The "garden" can be said to be more than just one garden. Some fountains such as the large one may require its own article. An article for the list of monument is required, another to list the number of trees planted - the garden has a number of different trees planted on purpose to be diverse from every part of the world, some by distintive people. Other article may be needed but yes in particular the public gardens - from private grandmaster garden to their opening in the British period and present.Continentaleurope (talk) 20:35, 2 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unidentified locations[edit]

I am currently categorizing some of the images which you uploaded earlier this year. In most cases, the location is easy to determine, however, there are a few where I can't work out where the image was taken. Do you know the names of the streets where the following photos were taken so that they can be categorized appropriately?

Attard
Mosta
Pembroke
Unknown

Regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 13:48, 26 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

All of my photos taken with camera have no coordinates, even if most of them are better than those taken with tablet. My tablet has the GPRS.

I can remember where I took most of them but it may take me some time to seek them on the map.

The Attard photos where taken in the proximity of each other.

The last "unknown location" photos took outside Mosta next to a chapel. The Mosta farmhouse is not far off but not the same area.

I know this is not helpful but will find time to help you locate them.

Maybe I should upload less photos, but it is good to have them as you never know what can be useful.Continentaleurope (talk) 14:14, 26 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I continued categorizing some images today. There are many unidentified locations in Mosta, perhaps you can identify where some of the images were taken. In particular:
Red apertures and niche in Mosta
  • File:House with relief1.jpg - is this building in Triq il-Mitħna l-Qadima? No but close, more close to Triq l-Independenza, probably "Triq San" BUT unsure.
Regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 17:08, 12 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Continentaleurope: Thanks for your help. :) Xwejnusgozo (talk) 14:04, 13 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Santa Venera/Birkirkara[edit]

Do you know where this photo was taken please: File:Santa Venera and Birkirkara 04.jpg? Xwejnusgozo (talk) 19:18, 15 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Triq il-Harrub, Santa Venera.46.11.26.27 23:10, 15 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 10:33, 16 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

More unidentified locations - Naxxar[edit]

A few more photos which I can't find out where exactly they were taken:

  • Where were the Naxxar antiques series of photos taken? ......It is a building used for multiple purposes, probably a town hall or church property. Located at the side back of the church...in the street after....has a parking area in front.

Hope you can correctly identify a few of these.

Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 12:42, 21 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Continentaleurope: Thanks :) Xwejnusgozo (talk) 13:35, 21 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Valletta[edit]

Some more unidentified locations:

I think I identified the following ones, but I am not 100% sure. Can you confirm if I identified them correctly please?

Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 13:32, 22 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Most, if not all, have the exact location on photo information as they were taken by tablet...a mobile device.Continentaleurope (talk) 14:54, 22 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Continentaleurope: Thanks! I never noticed that entrance to the GM's palace. I saw that all photos had coordinates, but I was not exactly sure which streets were being shown since the coorinates are not always 100% accurate, and I don't know the Baviera area well. Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 15:39, 22 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Xwejnusgozo: ..... You are welcome. I hope some of the photos are being of help. Please give feedback sometime. The photos taken by my camera are more clear but they wont come with coordinates (i.e. Some of Attard photos). Those taken with tablet have problems related to light (i.e. Sun, bulbs, darkness, pixels). Thanks for your work.Continentaleurope (talk) 16:48, 22 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Għargħur[edit]

Some more unidentified locations:

I still need to continue categorizing from File:2017 in Gharghur 01.jpg onwards, so I'll add more as I go on. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 21:46, 26 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am trying to complete some lists of monuments but I could not find a niche in Balzan. Must be part of a property in a closed parapet wall. See also, Birkirkara, Gudja, Lija, Paola, Zurrieq, etc. Lately I have uploaded quite a lot. I tried to help to insert them myself but I did not do this for all of the lists.Continentaleurope (talk) 22:55, 26 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you, I categorized the above images accordingly. Regarding File:April 2017 in Gharghur 07.jpg, it seems to be located near the point where Triq Għaxqet l-Għajn meets Triq l-Isqof Gargallo and Triq Mons. Luigi Catania. For now, I categorized it as Triq Għaxqet l-Għajn.
Thanks for uploading all these photos, they're very useful for illustrating the monuments lists (and other Wikipedia articles of course). If you are referring to this niche of St. Francis of Paola in Balzan, the listing states that it "forms part of a private residence". After looking at the area from Google Maps, it seems to be located on a farmhouse/building located near the field which is used for archery. There don't seem to be any public roads/paths which lead to the building, so it seems to be inaccessible. I see that the Birkirkara, Gudja and Paola lists are now fully illustrated, while the Lija and Żurrieq lists are almost complete. I recently added some of the photos you uploaded to the Qormi list.
Meanwhile, here are a few more photos from Għargħur whose location I was unable to identify:

Some alleys in Triq San Nikola are not seen on map...nor marked.Continentaleurope (talk) 19:28, 27 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

--Xwejnusgozo (talk) 16:19, 27 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I cannot access the pdfs of the monuments in Rabat. I will upload them in one bunch most probably.Continentaleurope (talk) 21:15, 27 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I added the categories accordingly, all Għargħur pics are now categorized. I don't think the NICPMI pdfs for Rabat and Mtarfa were ever published. It's not a problem for Mtarfa where there's only a handful of listings, but Rabat contains one of the longest lists of niches etc. Unfortunately we cannot identify many of the listings since there are many of the same name (eg. there are 13 niches of St. Joseph and 17 niches of St. Paul). It's a shame that NICPMI has not been updated since 2014 and that monuments in localities such as Mosta, Għargħur, St. Paul's Bay etc are not listed. --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 23:49, 27 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
By the way, do you know in what street in Qrendi is this building with a muxrabija located, as shown in these three photos please? --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 00:02, 28 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If the street in front of the main parish church is named Triq Rokku Buhagiar, the Muxrabia is found in Triq il-Kbira.Continentaleurope (talk) 00:16, 28 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Valletta[edit]

@Xwejnusgozo and Xwejnusgozo: ...Do you need photo of Sultan Garden remains and Carnival tragedy place?Continentaleurope (talk) 16:52, 31 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Yes please. Do you have a photo of the actual door where the 1823 tragedy took place? If you have photos of other remains of Ġnien is-Sultan, go ahead and upload them. --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 20:45, 31 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Xwejnusgozo and Xwejnusgozo: ... I only have photos of the corridor of the stampede which is currently being restored. The door is probably in the background but no focus on it.I have photos of the whereabout of Sultan Garden and the fountain.Continentaleurope (talk) 20:50, 31 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • OK, the photo of the corridor would still be excellent to illustrate the article. --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 20:56, 31 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Do not worry, I can go again after restoration is finished. Will take photos with a canon camera next time not tablet.Continentaleurope (talk) 21:11, 31 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ġonna tal-Kmand[edit]

Opinion about this? Giardino

I just found a map listing the locations of the Ġonna tal-Kmand in Malta. When I have time I'll try to write an article on Wikipedia about the gardens, so if by chance you have pics of any of the gardens, could you upload them please? --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 14:27, 7 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I already uploaded some, while others are among the many photos. Will try to find them.Continentaleurope (talk) 14:42, 7 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK, thanks :) --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 14:46, 7 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uploaded more Safi Garden Pics with plaque.Continentaleurope (talk) 14:59, 7 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Safi pics are great. The Żabbar inscription seems to have been relocated following the removal of the garden to make way for a square. --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 17:13, 7 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Żabbar Fountain.jpg
According to the map, a fountain from the Żabbar garden still survives as well. Is this the fountain? --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 17:16, 7 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Apparently, the fountain and the square are on site of the garden. The parapet wall was surely demolished and the Piazza has a shape of the other similar gardens.I uploaded pics of Gnien is-Sultan, including fountain.Continentaleurope (talk) 22:01, 7 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I just finished the Wikipedia article Ġonna tal-Kmand, although it still needs more work. I was surprised by the amount of gardens that still exist. Many gardens don't have any photos (Balzan, Għargħur, Għaxaq, Lija, Qrendi, Siġġiewi, Żebbuġ plus almost all the sites of the destroyed gardens), so if you have any photos they will be useful for the article. --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 21:31, 8 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have some photo of Zejtun and of Qormi. Most already uploaded, some taken without knowledge (Attard, Mosta), the rest I need to find them on my files. I am of the opinion that too much photos may not be ideal, we should limit them and insert best photos. It would be ideal to have them all on the right when it creates a chaos with subtitles. The article can be expanded but after reading it I can say it gives a good background. Only the summary may need some change, such as by having two paragraphs and an info box.Continentaleurope (talk) 22:15, 8 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Xwejnusgozo: - I uploaded more photo of the garden in Zejtun.Continentaleurope (talk) 22:37, 8 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Xwejnusgozo: The fountain in Zabbar is an Art Nouveaux, one similar to the one in Auberge de Castille courtyard. It is certainly not the original one.Continentaleurope (talk) 18:25, 21 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

categories[edit]

Hi! Can you please add a proper category to beautiful files like this? You can search from the category of the city, then Architecture- Buildings-Churches. Thank you --Sailko (talk) 06:28, 9 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Sailko: I have just categorized that. The rest will be categorized after the end of Wiki Love Monuments 2017.Continentaleurope (talk) 08:09, 9 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Are you sure? Isnt'it it quicker if you put the correct categories when you upload? That will save a lot of work. --Sailko (talk) 09:52, 9 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mqabba structure[edit]

Mqabba monuments 32.jpg

Back in May, you uploaded a few photos of this structure located in a field on the corner of Triq iċ-Ċavi and Triq Santa Marija in Mqabba. Do you know what it is so that the images could be categorized correctly? Best regards, --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 17:53, 28 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe, located close to the old hospital in Mqabba. It is known as Pharmacy de La Roche because it was built by a knight of that name. This appeared on social media once and clarification is needed. Will check some books when I have time.Continentaleurope (talk) 21:17, 28 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I found the original post on Facebook dated 2015, which stated that:

This old crumbling building is the oldest pharmacy still standing in Europe. It dates back to the sixteenth century and was built by the Knight La Roche, ancestor of the founders of the dermatological company La Roche Posay. It's a pity that this building is abandoned and not turned into a Museum of the Medical Professions.

It would be very interesting if this is true, although I have some serious doubts. In the 16th century, why would anyone open a pharmacy in a small, remote village such as Mqabba? Note that the hospital was built much later in the 18th century, when the islands were free from corsair raids etc.
I think that it's more likely to be some form of agricultural building such as a store, although the form of the building is very unusual for Malta. I looked through my old copy of Bliet u Rħula Maltin but it doesn't mention anything about the building (or the hospital for that matter).
--Xwejnusgozo (talk) 08:30, 29 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have the newer version of the book and TBH I had also checked the Mqabba part. Says nothing. I can send some emails about it. The FB post was not challenged but neither backed/sourced.Continentaleurope (talk) 12:02, 29 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Continentaleurope: Lovin Malta posted an article about this building, although it does not confirm whether or not the building was a pharmacy. They used your image and quoted me from this page, so you might find it interesting. --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 18:18, 5 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Xwejnusgozo: Thanks for tagging me and for your response. Perhaps there will be some interest in the structure by various people of different backgrounds. It could be easily a dovecote (note the continuous shelves and its height), a hunting lodge, memorial, resting place; also could have been built at the same time of the hospital (i.e. not 16th C.) as a structure to aid the locals without having much contact with them...or built before.. to combat a possible disease. It may have been built for a purpose (reuse) and at one point converted into a pharmacy.Continentaleurope (talk) 18:47, 5 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unidentified localities[edit]

Do you remember where these photos were taken please (at least the locality)?

These were taken on the same day that you took many photos in Żabbar, so presumably they are from there or one of the surrounding towns. --Xwejnusgozo (talk) 18:13, 2 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In Qormi, Triq Pinto whereabouts.Continentaleurope (talk) 13:56, 2 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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