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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.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Reflections in a Convent Door

Mdina (28)

Reflections of buildings in this convent door in Mdina. The convent was right next to our school and through the inner door you can see a part of the garden and a statue of  Mary looking down benignly at the goldfish pond. I remember the goldfish were really fat  but perhaps it’s not surprising since we were always feeding them some of our lunch.  So many happy memories lie behind that door. So many secrets whispered in the drafty corners. So many friendships forged. So much laughter and, sometimes, some tears.

The school has now moved to more modern premises with larger grounds, tennis courts and even a swimming pool. So the corridors of this old building are now empty and only a handful of nuns are  left to hear the echoes of hundreds of voices and to keep guard over our secrets. And Mary still watches over the pond remembering, perhaps, the girls that fed the goldfish.

A bit of nostalgia today for my Weekend Reflections. Visit James at Newton Area Photo for more Weekend Reflections from around the world.

15 comments:

  1. Such a poignant telling of the nun's story. I like how you've framed the statue through the glass.

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  2. Loree...how beautiful...just a gorgeous work of art..it truly is lovely..I love it..magical and peaceful in its own way! Gorgeous photo! what a treat..thanks for sharing your story!
    Kiki~

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  3. Wow I loved the story to go along with the photo. It's brilliant. Great capture my friend. Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  4. Excellent shot. I like the depth of your composition.

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  5. Sweet memories ! I wonder if the goldfishes are more skinny now without all the lunches ?

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  6. C'est beau et on a envie de traverser le miroir !

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  7. Beautiful and massive door!The image of the garden is outstanding in the centre!
    Great work!
    Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

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  8. Magnificent shot of a wonderful place.

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  9. Looking back, reflecting on the past. Interesting post!

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  10. I love the statue in the reflection... Great framing, good eye ; thanks for the inspiring sharing !

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  11. Great shot and a beautiful reflection. I love places like this.

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  12. Loree, this looks like an antique collage -- just lovely. I love the story behind the photo as well! Merci!

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  13. Fantastic reflection! Lucky you to have gone to school in such a beautiful place.

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  14. these old buildings are so beautiful and i'm sure they're a relief from the heat you must have there. a friend went down to malta to do a photoshoot and he brought back such stunning pictures.

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  15. So many happy memories. It looks like such a peaceful place.

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