This is the main gate going inside the capital city. Valletta is also build around bastions , like the other old cities I had mentioned previously.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
This is the main street in the capital city of Malta, Valletta. Valletta is an old city with beautiful old buildings and lots and lots of history. Also here on the upper right hand side of the photo you can see the Maltese Flag.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
This is what was standing behind me from where I took yesterday's photo. Gas in Malta has been introduced more than 40 years before the electricity was. The first company was in 1867, Malta and Mediterrean Gas Co, and was found in Marsa and Cottonera. This plant was then built in 1959. Gas has been imported via ships and then re bottled to be distributed in each home. It is used mainly for cookers , heaters and water boilers (domestically) and is now run by www.enemalta.com.mt
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
This church St. Georges (in english) reminds us when in older times, the Turkish embarked in Malta. The entrance to th is chapel is on the other side of the road, where once there was a pond. This pond during attacks from outsiders the maltese would cut off communication by lifting the pond. I was also experimenting with picasa that's why the sky looks orange!!!!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
This morning on my way shopping I noticed this deposit box. I've never noticed it before today. It's property of the maltapost and it is a deposit box 'Kaxxa Dipositarja" (in maltese). I like the contrast between the green leaves behind and the red of the box.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Hello everyone, I could not blog yesterday. I was kept overnight in hospital with my daughter. Obviously now being so into blogging I had to take pictures of the room and also of the square infront of the hospital. This is not the general hospital of Malta, it's a small hospital www.stjameshospital.com .
The statue here is of 'San Gakbu' and is found in the square opposite the hospital.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
This is a typical medieval town situated in the center of the island. 'The Silent City' as it is known, commands a magnificent view of the island. It's origin can be traced back 5,000 years. There was certainly a bronze age village on the site. It is one of the few remainng renaisannce fortified cities in Europe and unique in many ways.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
The Selmun Palace Coralia was built for the Knights of the order of St.John in 1783. It's Military seige architecture was then transformed into a peaceful haven known as the Grand Hotel Mercure, located in the northern part of the island very close to Mellieha and St.Paul's Bay.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Here's the Verdala Palace - Dingli. This palace is situated on a hilltop overlooking Buskett Garden. It was built by Grand Master Verdala in 1588 as a summer residence. Following recent restoration works, this historic building is now being used as a Government Guest Palace.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
A friend of mine Gabriella just sent me an email , with some great news. The loggerhead Turtle which was on my post two days ago has been freed and is now swimming somewhere in the mediterranean!!!! Great News, thanks GAB! You can look at the full article here www.timesofmalta.com/core/article.php?id=242721
Hello this is the turtle's temporary neighbour. It was the kid's highlight and I guess she was showing off as she kept on coming closer to us. Well I guess this is it, I won't show you the whole neighbourhood!!!! Enjoy your weekend everyone. It's the weekend of San Martin here in Malta.
Friday, November 10, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
This is 'Wied iz-Zurrieq' from here one can get a boat ride and go around the blue grotto caves, which are found underneath the cliffs and have lovely clear blue water inside. From here one can also see the smallest island of the maltese islands , "Filfa', I shall post a photo of Filfa tomorrow.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
We are today in the departure's lounge of the malta international airport. You can find all sorts of magazines, international newspapers, stationery and last but not least lots and lots of books. There are a couple of more shops and a coffee shop aswell. Oh and there is also a pharmacy and a small sweet shop with lots of sugary treats!!!