Thursday, May 28, 2009


This is also part of the Birzebbugia waterfront. Here you can see a very small beach and behind it a nice restaurant where one can come have dinner and enjoy the evening breeze (or not) of a Maltese summer evening .

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Reflections of Sunset - St.George's Bay Birzebbuga

After dinner yesterday we went for an evening stroll. This is a photo I took, it shows the sun which was about to set on these buildings and their reflection on the water.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tradition and Entertainment in Gozo

An annual event : 'Lejlet Lapsi' got underway yesterday and will carry on all day today. Entertainment includes cultural activities, Rock and Retro Festival and children musicals. There was also a dance festival.

Photo and information taken from a local online newspaper.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Grand Prix in Valletta

Around 50 cars dating from the pre-war period to 1970's took part in the Valletta Grand Prix this weekend. The cars were driven around Valletta for three times.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

'Hobza biz-zejt'

Translated this means : 'bread with oil'. Now this may sound a little strange for some of you , however to all the Maltese or to those of you out there who have been to our island and tried this it will bring images and an enjoyable taste of this local item.

So this ''hobz biz-zejt'' consists of thick slices of bread, best being either the maltese bread or the 'ftira' (as shown here) spread with either fresh tomato or tomato paste, topped with olives, tuna, capers, slices of raw onion, lettuce, salt , pepper and a good drizzle of olive oil.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mdina Cathedral Museum

The architectural crown of Mdina, the Cathedral Museum was originally a seminary and today serves as a significant religious museum.

A small chapel exhibiting church vestments is situated on the second floor. It also boasts an impressive cross-section of sacred art, famous paintings, a coin collection, Roman antiquities and original documents from the time of the Inquisition. The museum also contains a particularly rich collection of music manuscripts and there is a superb collection of woodcuts by Albrecht Duhrer.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Inside the Cathedral of St.Paul in Mdina no. 1

The Cathedral of St.Paul was build from 1697 to 1702 to replace a Norman Cathedral that had been destroyed by an earthquake in 1693. St. Paul's Cathedral has been designed by architect Lorenzo Gafa. The dome's interior has been decorated by a succession of painters; today's decoration dates from 1950's.