The basement in this scene is the underground storage building at the St. Elmo Fort. It is part of the National War Museum in Valletta, Malta. I liked the steps leading down with the pool of light, and the utilitarian bulkhead wall light. I stretched the dark room to the left. In this space I added the window in disrepair and the stone blocks. The window came from a military building at the now de-commissioned Fort Manoel on Manoel Island, a relic from WW2. The blocks and wooden sculptures were in the ‘front garden’ of a house on Xatt I Imsada, a street on the way into Valletta centre. The statue of Santa Marija is in the Cathedral Of The Assumption, in Victoria, Gozo. I thought the processional statue is so beautiful in its residence and background, situated in its own placement. It was made in Rome at the Fabbrica Di Statue Reliligiose Of Francesco Rosa, in 1897. I intentionally fitted the statue in front of the wall light to give the halo effect, and stretched it to fit the perspective.
Miracle In The Basement
Medium: Reworked digital photograph
Size: See Contact page for details of size.