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 22 March 2010

An Intriguing Door

We were wandering around the picturesque streets of Birgu when this particular door caught my eye. Nothing special really but the sign that was painted on it intrigued me.

Birgu 126

I kept wondering who the door keeper was and what was behind that door. Perhaps a passage to a better place?

 Birgu 127

Not likely. It’s just a sign painted by someone with a wry sense of humour and some spare time on his hands .

A very short post, for today. I will take you on a longer tour of this medieval harbour town in my next post.


  1. It does look like it could open to something interesting though!

  2. At least it is bright! =) Yes, it does look like it would be an interesting place.

  3. Love this..very cool! I love a mystery and a feeling of intrigue!! beautiful door and the colors are so lovely too..warm and charming!

  4. Fantastic image! The door and the sign blend in with the building as if it's a secret entrance.

  5. Better for you that you couldn't go to heaven, lol !

  6. Heaven's door, ooohh I love that! I love doors and that one makes me very curious!

  7. Did you try to knock, knock, knockin' on it?
    Ciao and thanks for your sweet comment over at my place the other day.


  8. Very intriguing!! Even the name of the house is rather strange - 'Purcissjoni Gimgha l-Kbira'!!!!

  9. Loree, you could have posted this for Sepia Scenes. It would have been perfect! :)

  10. That's very interesting, and mysterious!


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