Sunday, June 17, 2007
Marsaxlokk - The Fishing Village
This is part of the Marsaxlokk seafront, I hope you like the sepia effect. If you ever come to Malta you have to come here on Sunday mornings for you will find a market selling from groceries, fish, vegetables to pets, shoes, tools and a lot of other goods.
Now something which has to do with yesterday's photo and a bit of History Lesson on the Maltese Cross.
Well the Maltese Cross is a symbol of the order of Christian warriors known as the knights hospitallier or Knights of Malta. The cross is eight pointed and has the shape of four 'V's. It's design is based on crosses used since the first crusade, the eight points are said to symbolise the chivalric virtues : Loyalty, Piety, Frankness, Bravery, Glory and honour, Contempt of death, Helpfulness towards the poor and the sick and Respect for the Church. The Maltese Cross is considered on of Malta's national symbols and it will be shown on the back of the one and two euro coins which Malta is expected to introduce in Jan 2008.