Monday, April 19, 2010

Pope Benedict in Malta

Pope Benedict's 27-hour visit to Malta came to an end yesterday evening. Here you can see the Pope in the Pope mobile going through the village of Gudja just before he left Malta. I couldn't get a good shot for two reasons : a) baby was sleeping on me b) I only had my point and shoot with me :( but alas it was a nice experience.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Buskett Gardens

Buskett is the only woodland area in Malta. Located in the fertile valley of 'wied il-luq' and overlooked by the VERDALA PALACE these gardens are at their best in spring, but offer shade from the harsh mid summer sun and are a beautiful place for a walk in the winder months or a picnic on Sunday afternoon.

These gardens were planted by the knights hospitaller as a hunting ground. Buskett has vineyards, oranges, olives and lemon groves and is heavily wooded with native hardy species such as Mediterranean pines.