This blog is dedicated to Malta - my island home. My aim is not to bore you with history but to share my thoughts and a few facts together with a photo or two. For a more in -depth background of the island please go here. The purpose of this blog is not to point out the short-comings of the island. There are plenty that do that already. My wish is to show you the beauty of an island at the cross roads of the Mediterranean, a melting pot of history; a place where fact and fiction are sometimes fused to create unique myths and legends; a country that has been conquered so many times that our culture is a mish mesh of the lands that surround us and of lands far away. I confess that my greatest desire is to make you fall in love with this tiny enchanting island.


Monday 16 November 2009

Ruby Tuesday: Balcony

Today's entry ties up with my previous post. This is a balcony in Mdina. Our buildings are mostly made of limestone and red contrasts really well with it. This is especially true of older buildings because as the limestone ages it turns a honey yellow so red doors, windows and balconies act as a perfect foil.

This balcony is somewhat different in that the lattice work on it is quite unusual and is not a common feature of Maltese balconies.

For more Ruby Tuesdays from around the world go over to Mary the Teach at Work of the Poet.


  1. What a great picture by my Ruby Tuesday neighbor! Surely, Juliette awaits Romeo's visit!

  2. How Pretty!!!!!!!

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  3. Sweetest balcony ever! Charming arches, latticework and plants. :)

  4. Very nice combination of colors from the walls to the balcony. Good shot too. Happy ruby Tuesday.

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  5. very nice photo. I like the place too.
    Thanks for the visit. Blessings!


  6. Prettiest balcony...I've ever seen!!!

  7. Your previous posts and pictures are lovely. This balcony is gorgeous!!

  8. A very beautiful balcony, Loree! Pretty RED and white detail! :)

  9. This balcony is so beautiful and colorful. I've been enjoying your blog and being able to see all the beauty in Malta.

    When you have a few minutes, please visit my photoblog; I have something nice for you there.


  10. This is sssoooooooooooooo pretty!

  11. I would love to live in a house with a balcony like that. So romantic.

  12. I love that gorgeous pink window! :)


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