Sunday, September 30, 2007

Air show over St. Paul's Bay

Every year in September here on the islands of Malta there's an airshow. The airshow was last weekend and here are some photos to share. Photos by Laetitia

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Thundery morning ...

This week , early on Tuesday morning the Maltese people woke up to this weather, resulting then to thunder and a heavy rainfall that lasted 15 minutes and then all gone...... infact today we can get out the swimming gears again ;)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Street that leads to nowhere

This road has some pretty nice houses , it is a dead end road.

........narrow is the road that leads to life and only a few find it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fish of the day!

Last Friday it was a good day for a walk and me and the kids went walking along the seafront. On our way we saw lots of interesting things like a passing fire-truck, my son spotted a toy work bench which was thrown away waiting to be picked up for garbage and also we met Manuel one of the local fishermen. He was cleaning with sea water the octopus he had caught earlier that day.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A closer look ....... Malta Freeport

Last week I posted a photo showing the fish farm and the Malta Freeport. Today I show you part of the Malta freeport terminal. You can Google Malta Freeport to learn more about the Corporation if you like.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Is summer coming to a close?

I must admit that today's posting idea came to me when i visited Tanty's blog at Stavanger (link to her site from my side bar links)

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Birzebbuga Park by sundown

This is a photo taken a couple of days ago , it's amazing how the sun can make this place deserted and by sundown it comes to life again. I took this photo at around 7.30pm, on our way home from the beach. Happy Sunday everyone.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Mistra Bay - Malta

In the World War II and even earlier Mistra Bay was used as an alternative base for seaplanes when the weather would not allow landing at Marsaxlokk, which was the main base.

Photos taken by Laetitia.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Birzebbuga Park no 2

This is part of the seating area found at the park for the parents and tired kids :). Tomorrow I will show you kids in action as yesterday evening I took some more shots.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Birzebbuga Park no 1.

In addition to my house series I have decided to show you the parks around Birzebbuga. This is the busiest one , especially during summer nights. I will be showing you more than one photo for this park and I hope you enjoy this series too.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

More Housing - Terraced House

These type of houses where build in the 70's and 80's so are more modern then the one shown yesterday. Now a days a lot of these houses are being knocked down and replaced by apartments.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

More Housing - A House of Character

Back to Housing, today I take you to 'Attard' a town in the northern part of the island. Houses of Character are found all over Malta but you can find a big number of them in the older villages and towns. An old house of character is converted and in my opinion they are beautiful. They are pretty expensive to buy and renovate.

Photo taken by Laetitia

Monday, September 17, 2007

Boats, Yacht Marina Ta'Xbiex # 3

Today I am posting two photos and the reason for this is because I want you to actually figure out the size of this thing. When we were done from the marina and driving back out on the other side of the marina we saw this mega-yacht, of course we parked again by the side and I got out for some shots, silly me I did not have my full camera kit so I had no extra zoom. The reason for this Yacht to be on that side could be two, one it is too big to berth next to the others and two at the moment in Malta they are filming scenes for a film and this could belong to a celebrity.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Boats, Yacht Marina Ta'Xbiex # 2

This is one nice boat. I wouldn't mind spending a Sunday afternoon cruising around on one of these!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Boats, Yacht Marina Ta'Xbiex

The other day I took a drive to Ta'Xbiex and me and the kids stopped at the Yacht Marina to look at the boats. For the next few days I will be showing you some of the photos we took. This one of today according to my three year old son is a pirate ship.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Boat hoists - Marsaxlokk

This lifts boats to shore. I took this photo yesterday whilst on a journey to get some good photos for my blog.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Malta Freeport , FishFarm

This is a photo taken this morning, it shows the Malta Freeport Terminal which is found in Birzebbuga bay and one of the fish farms in Malta which is also found in Birzebbuga Bay.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The fruit and vegetable store at the corner

This is a typical vegetable shop which you can find all over malta in the towns and villages. Fresh fruit and vegetables can be bought on Monday evenings and Thursdays. Some also sell their vegetables from their vans (will post a photo of that too).

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sea Urchin

..small spiny sea creature found in oceans all over the world. They are members of the 'phylum echinodermata' which includes starfish, sea cucumbers, brittle stars and crinoids.
Humans consume sea urchin (roe) raw or briefly coked, popular in Korean cuisine and called 'uni' in Japanese sushi cuisine.

Photo taken by Laetitia.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Scenery- Birzebbuga


Yesterday I wanted to experiment with my camera and I took different shots with different settings. These are photos taken from around the area where I live. I hope you like them.
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Sunday, September 09, 2007

More housing

This building has been around for a long time, these are apartments and I think they are so neat. I like the size of the balconies. Nowadays because space is limited the balconies are much much smaller. Have a nice Sunday everyone.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Malta skies yesterday morning ...

After a summer of no clouds and blue skies yesterday morning we had clouds and I thought it was going to rain but we only had a 2 minute shower !!

Friday, September 07, 2007

More Housing

These are some of the modern type of apartment buildings which are found in an area in Birzebbuga called 'Qajjenza'. Laetitia who is the provider for this photo lives in this street.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Malta International Airport - Gudja

On Tuesday evening I drove my cousin to the airport , he was going back to England where he lives. I was amazed on how busy the airport was on Tuesday evening.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

more Housing

This time I am posting a picture of a one floor house and next to it a block of flats. The small door you see on the left hand side of the photo is of a piece of un developed land. This is a typical street with new buildings.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Sunday market at Marsaxlokk (fishing village)

This is something different from housing. This is the market which takes place every Sunday at Marsaxlokk. Marsaxlokk is the fishing village located in the southern part of Malta. You can see that the photo was taken from inside a car and if you look carefully in the mirror you can see part of the body of the person who is responsible for this shot. Now who do you think took this shot??

I would like to add a link here to a great giveaway.

Here's the link:

Monday, September 03, 2007

Today I show you a couple of blocks which are right in front of the beach as you can see. The red apartments building are quite old, whilst the building behind the palm tree are newly built apartments. In the photo you can also see the ice-cream van which is there for the whole summer season.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Common Houses in Birzebbuga

I have decided to start showing you some of the local houses and apartments, I start today with these houses which are quite old but not too old. I will show you new houses, old and apartments of all types. Have a good Sunday everyone.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Street SIGNS

As today is the first day of the month, I thought of having a look around to see what the DP theme. So here I have a photo of a street sign which is found in Birzebbuga 's main square showing three ways, one way to Valletta, the other to a part in Birzebbuga called Brolli and the other to a no entry road because it is one way only and that is coming in to the centre.