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.
Malta is a southern European country and consists of an archipelago situated centrally in the Mediterranean Sea
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Valletta City Gate
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Republic Street - Valletta
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.
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Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Delimara Power Station
This is the newest power station in Malta and is situated in the south easterly part of the island. It was first commissioned in 1992. You can find the history of electricity in Malta by visiting www.enemalta.com.mt and selecting history.
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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
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Sun and Sea
Took a photo facing the sun. I don't usually but I wanted to see how it looks. The buildings are part of my town. I was on the other side driving into the next town Marsaxlokk.
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Saturday, November 25, 2006
It's christmas season and stores and houses have already put up decorations. Yesterday took my kids to Playmobil and there was also christmas decorations ready. So Happy season to all of you. I love the christmas season!!!
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Thursday, November 23, 2006
Birzebbuga skyline by day!!
Here I am experimenting again. I am new to picasa, I'm sure you experts out there have realised this already :)
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Chapel No. 2 'San Gorg'
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!!!!
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Labels: Churches and Chapels
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.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Marsaxlokk is the fishermen's village and is the village next to where I live. Here you can see the fishermen getting ready and preparing their nets. Also as you can see it's a nice day and the temperature is 21 degrees c.
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Monday, November 20, 2006
Village square - ''Misrah San Gakbu'
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.
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Saturday, November 18, 2006
Work in the field
I've been cleaning the whole morning, so did not go out. These fields are infront of our building. I thought of taking a picture of the farmer happily working in his field.
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Friday, November 17, 2006
Buskett Garden - Dingli
Beautiful Gardens boasts a vast citrus orchard and vineyards. Buskett (little wood) is the thickest wooded area anywhere in the island of Malta.
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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.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006
An old street - Rabat
Sunday on our way to buskett gardens I took this photo as I want to show you the typical maltese balconies.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2006
The Selmun Palace
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.
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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.
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Sunday, November 12, 2006
Good morning everyone, this is mellieha bay and is found in the northern part of the island. As all the beaches in Malta in summer this would be packed with people enjoying the sea and sun! Have a nice day.
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Saturday, November 11, 2006
Loggerhead Turtle - back in the sea!!!
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
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Meet the neighbour!!!!
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.
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Friday, November 10, 2006
'Fekruna tal-bahar' in Maltese. This sea turtle is one of the temporary residents inside the aquarium, they are usually here cause they would have been rescued from fish nets etc... then eventually would be realeased.
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Thursday, November 09, 2006
Malta Study of Fisheries Sciences
Remember, last week I took a picture of this castle from further down, well this is it close up as you can see there is the maltese flag and the european union flag, tomorrow I shall take you inside and introduce some of the residents!!!!!
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Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Fortress walls and churches!!
If you look really well all around the photo you will see standing out the churches. Also here you can see part of the fortress surrounding the three cities.
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Tuesday, November 07, 2006
The Three Cities
This is the view from my grandfather's new retirement home in Cospicua, it is part of the three cities , Cospicua , Vittoriosa and Senglea.
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Monday, November 06, 2006
I've taken the photo on the way down to Wied iz-Zurrieq, there out in the middle of the sea you can see Malta's smallest island it is home for birds and lizards etc.... Also one of the biggests white shark every caught, was captured around these waters.
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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.
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Friday, November 03, 2006
'It-Torri ta' San Lucjan'
This castle is found in the next town to Birzebbuga, Marsaxlokk(fishermans village) This is the Malta Centre for Fisheries Sciences. www.mrae.gov.mt , and inside there is an interactive Exhibition of marine life in the maltese waters.
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Thursday, November 02, 2006
Birzebbuga skyline at sunset
Photo of the skyline of my home town at sunset. As you can see we have no high rise buildings here ...... yet!!!
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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!!!
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