Former Police Office in Sliema, Malta, by Emmanuele Luigi Galizia

The police office built by Emmanuele Galizia (1830-1906), in Sliema, Malta. This was a small, functional but very attractive stone building, with its unusual tapering columns making up a colonnade that followed through on the rustication of the façade. Sadly, it has since been demolished.

Robert Galea-Naudi tells us that Galizia built other police offices as well. One in Marsamxett, a larger two-storey building, more conventional in its details, is still there, and has been turned into a restaurant.

Top photograph kindly provided by Robert Galea-Naudi, who is the great-great-grandson of the architect. It was possibly taken by the well-known early photographer Richard Ellis (1862-1924), who was working in Malta, and was (for example) commissioned by the architect to make an album of his masterpiece, the Addolorata Cemetery. The photograph on the lower right is by Frank Vincentz, and is available on the Creative Commons license from Wikipedia. It has been slightly cropped. [Click on the picture to enlarge it.] Text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee.

Last modified 8 May 2017