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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

18-24 August 2016

Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.

A couple of bathers watch the ongoing high-rise construction from what used to be the popular Tigne Beach resort in Sliema on August 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA couple of bathers watch the ongoing high-rise construction from what used to be the popular Tigne Beach resort in Sliema on August 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A sailing boat which cut its moorings in choppy waters caused by a north-easterly wind in St Paul’s Bay crashes against the rocks at Fekruna Bay on August 23. No one was on board at the time. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA sailing boat which cut its moorings in choppy waters caused by a north-easterly wind in St Paul’s Bay crashes against the rocks at Fekruna Bay on August 23. No one was on board at the time. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A sailing boat which cut its moorings in choppy waters caused by a north-easterly wind in St Paul’s Bay crashes against the rocks at Fekruna Bay on August 23. No one was on board at the time. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA sailing boat which cut its moorings in choppy waters caused by a north-easterly wind in St Paul’s Bay crashes against the rocks at Fekruna Bay on August 23. No one was on board at the time. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A sailing boat which cut its moorings in choppy waters caused by a north-easterly wind in St Paul’s Bay crashes against the rocks at Fekruna Bay on August 23. No one was on board at the time. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA sailing boat which cut its moorings in choppy waters caused by a north-easterly wind in St Paul’s Bay crashes against the rocks at Fekruna Bay on August 23. No one was on board at the time. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

An elderly man works through the streets of Cospicua on August 23, as Valletta and the Three Cities are experiencing a residential rebirth, bridging the old with the new is pushing up housing prices, which risks locking the locals out of their birthplaces. Photo: Matthew MirabelliAn elderly man works through the streets of Cospicua on August 23, as Valletta and the Three Cities are experiencing a residential rebirth, bridging the old with the new is pushing up housing prices, which risks locking the locals out of their birthplaces. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A woman crosses the bridge over Dock 1 in Cospicua as Valletta and the Three Cities are experiencing a residential rebirth, bridging the old with the new is pushing up housing prices, which risks locking the locals out of their birthplaces. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA woman crosses the bridge over Dock 1 in Cospicua as Valletta and the Three Cities are experiencing a residential rebirth, bridging the old with the new is pushing up housing prices, which risks locking the locals out of their birthplaces. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A pastizzi shop owner closes his business early in Sliema due to widespread power cuts on August 24. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA pastizzi shop owner closes his business early in Sliema due to widespread power cuts on August 24. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A woman stands in a Sliema shop doorway to make use of daylight to view a shop catalogue after widespread power cuts on August 24. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA woman stands in a Sliema shop doorway to make use of daylight to view a shop catalogue after widespread power cuts on August 24. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A coffee shop owner tips his iced coffee machine forward to manually pump out the liquid and serve it to his remaining clients after widespread power cuts on August 24. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA coffee shop owner tips his iced coffee machine forward to manually pump out the liquid and serve it to his remaining clients after widespread power cuts on August 24. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Three workers chat on the Pender Place high-rise construction in St Julian’s on August 24. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThree workers chat on the Pender Place high-rise construction in St Julian’s on August 24. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A rescue dog puts her paw on her handler shorty before departing on a rescue mission following an earthquake in central Italy on 24 August. SOS Malta deployed SARK9 unit overseas for the first time. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA rescue dog puts her paw on her handler shorty before departing on a rescue mission following an earthquake in central Italy on 24 August. SOS Malta deployed SARK9 unit overseas for the first time. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A graffiti art piece of US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump found its way to the derelict White Rocks complex on August 24. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA graffiti art piece of US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump found its way to the derelict White Rocks complex on August 24. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A graffiti art piece graces the façade of the Jerma Palace on August 21. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA graffiti art piece graces the façade of the Jerma Palace on August 21. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Part of the once-lavish Jerma Palace Hotel which has been earmarked for demolition on August 21. Photo: Chris Sant FournierPart of the once-lavish Jerma Palace Hotel which has been earmarked for demolition on August 21. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A concerned mother attached words of warning to her child’s pushchair as students from some 20 organisations gathered in Sliema on August 19 to express their concern at the latest spate of developments given the green light by the Planning Authority Photo: Matthew MirabelliA concerned mother attached words of warning to her child’s pushchair as students from some 20 organisations gathered in Sliema on August 19 to express their concern at the latest spate of developments given the green light by the Planning Authority Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A tanker sits in dock for maintenance at the Palumbo Shipyard in Grand Harbour on August 24. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA tanker sits in dock for maintenance at the Palumbo Shipyard in Grand Harbour on August 24. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Flags fly above Couvre Porte in Vittoriosa on August 24. Photo: Chris Sant FournierFlags fly above Couvre Porte in Vittoriosa on August 24. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Fireworks explode in front of the full moon during celebrations for the feast of Saint Leonard, patron of the town of Kirkop on August 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFireworks explode in front of the full moon during celebrations for the feast of Saint Leonard, patron of the town of Kirkop on August 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Fireworks explode in front of the full moon during celebrations for the feast of Saint Leonard, patron of the town of Kirkop on August 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFireworks explode in front of the full moon during celebrations for the feast of Saint Leonard, patron of the town of Kirkop on August 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Fireworks explode in front of the full moon during celebrations for the feast of Saint Leonard, patron of the town of Kirkop on August 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFireworks explode in front of the full moon during celebrations for the feast of Saint Leonard, patron of the town of Kirkop on August 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Fireworks explode in front of the full moon during celebrations for the feast of Saint Leonard, patron of the town of Kirkop on August 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFireworks explode in front of the full moon during celebrations for the feast of Saint Leonard, patron of the town of Kirkop on August 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A man casts his fishing line from a Bugibba rock on August 24. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA man casts his fishing line from a Bugibba rock on August 24. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A man tries to catch a fish while curious children look on at Bugibba on August 24. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA man tries to catch a fish while curious children look on at Bugibba on August 24. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A man rows his canoe in St Paul’s Bay on August 24. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA man rows his canoe in St Paul’s Bay on August 24. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Floriana’s Mario Fontanella (left) jumps for the ball during their Premiership match against Pembroke Athleta at the Hibernians Stadium in Corradino on August 20. Photo: Matthew MirabelliFloriana’s Mario Fontanella (left) jumps for the ball during their Premiership match against Pembroke Athleta at the Hibernians Stadium in Corradino on August 20. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Pembroke Athleta’s Siraj Arab beats Floriana’s Nicolas Chiesa to the ball during their Premiership match at the Hibernians Stadium in Corradino on August 20. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPembroke Athleta’s Siraj Arab beats Floriana’s Nicolas Chiesa to the ball during their Premiership match at the Hibernians Stadium in Corradino on August 20. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A Floriana fan celebrates his team’s win against Pembroke Athleta at the Hibernians Stadium in Corradino on August 20. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA Floriana fan celebrates his team’s win against Pembroke Athleta at the Hibernians Stadium in Corradino on August 20. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Balzan’s Bojan Kaljevic makes his way past Mosta’s Dany Djoufack during their Premiership match at the Hibernians Stadium in Corradino on August 20. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBalzan’s Bojan Kaljevic makes his way past Mosta’s Dany Djoufack during their Premiership match at the Hibernians Stadium in Corradino on August 20. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Mosta’s Adrian Caruana (left) slides in to stop Alfred Effiong, of Balzan during their Premiership match at the Hibernians Stadium in Corradino on August 20. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMosta’s Adrian Caruana (left) slides in to stop Alfred Effiong, of Balzan during their Premiership match at the Hibernians Stadium in Corradino on August 20. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Hamrun Spartans’ Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza celebrates his second goal against Hibernians during their Premier League football match at Hibs Stadium in Corradino on 19 August. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaHamrun Spartans’ Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza celebrates his second goal against Hibernians during their Premier League football match at Hibs Stadium in Corradino on 19 August. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Hamrun Spartans’ Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza (right) and Hibernians’ Roberto Soares jump for a high ball during their Premier League football match at Hibs Stadium in Corradino on 19 August. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaHamrun Spartans’ Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza (right) and Hibernians’ Roberto Soares jump for a high ball during their Premier League football match at Hibs Stadium in Corradino on 19 August. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Valletta’s James Spiteri Staines attempts to pass the ball to his teammate whilst Exiles’ Sean Gravina tries to defend the area during their waterpolo match at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on August 22. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaValletta’s James Spiteri Staines attempts to pass the ball to his teammate whilst Exiles’ Sean Gravina tries to defend the area during their waterpolo match at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on August 22. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Neptunes’ Steven Camilleri holds the ball behind his back before attempting to score against St Julian’s during their waterpolo match at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on August 22. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaNeptunes’ Steven Camilleri holds the ball behind his back before attempting to score against St Julian’s during their waterpolo match at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on August 22. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Neptunes goalkeeper Alan Borg saves the ball in the air during their waterpolo match against St Julian’s at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on August 22. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaNeptunes goalkeeper Alan Borg saves the ball in the air during their waterpolo match against St Julian’s at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on August 22. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

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