Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Balconies......



The balconies are amongst the first characteristics of Malta you notice. The elegant wooden balconies of Valletta (the capital city of Malta) were used as a view point for families to catch up on the business of the street below. Today in Valletta you will see baskets lowered from balconies for the baker to pop in a loaf of bread. The finest and longest balcony is that of the Grand Master’s palace in Valletta. It stretches around corners and along the side street walls.

3 comments:

Juniper said...

Hi Dina,
Thanks for the birthday wishes, little D seemed to fully enjoy the day, hope your Dad did as well.
Great photo of the balconies, and nice description, love that people really still use baskets on ropes here!!

Zen said...

Whenever I pay a visit to our capital city I am always in a hurry and I rarely take the time to appreciate the beautiful architecture around. Thanks for sharing the lovely pic.

Mo said...

Lovely buildings. WOuld love to see these balconies again in spring with everything in flower