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.


Thursday 12 August 2010

Valletta in Sepia (5) - Details

Valletta is a masterpiece of Baroque craftsmanship. Intricate carvings abound all over the city. It is an architecture lover’s paradise and it also attracts people like me who love to point their camera at the little details that make this city so unique.

Valletta (8)

Valletta (10)

Valletta (11)

Valletta (13)

Valletta (14)

     Valletta (15)

Thousands walk past this beauty everyday and I think that most of us fail to see the work that has gone into these centuries-old buildings. I love to visit Valletta when the shops and offices are closed, and it is all but empty of people, so that I can walk slowly and savour the beauty of another era.

P.S. Excuse the rather lop-sided look of this blog at present. I am trying to change the layout and am having some difficulty with certain things. Hope to solve all the little issues soon.


  1. Loree, these photos are mesmerizing! The wood balcony windows of Valletta are just lovely. What a beautiful place -- would love to see Malta with my own eyes!! (and camera)

    Thank you for sharing!

  2. wow!! I am awestrucj by this series..this ,ay be one of my new faves!! GORGEOUS..this is poetry and beauty!

  3. Oh all these details are fabulous, the fountain is beautiful, so is the window. A walk back in time.

  4. Howdy Loree
    Oh my how beautiful !
    Each detail is simply amazing.
    I do want to thank you for sharing these wonderful images .
    They truly fill my soul and heart with great joy.
    I continue to have a very full life and it is filled with sadness as my parents struggle with many health issues ,but coming by to see the beauty you share makes life so much better.
    Thank you Loree so very much .
    Take care and please keep your eyes open and your camera ready .
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

  5. Wonderful, and the sepia really works. I love the fountain and the chipped window, so beautiful!


  6. Sepia is a perfect match to the rustic majesty of Valletta! Nice photos, especially like the old galleria. Agree with you on the pleasant enjoyment of walking through Valletta's streets when the shops are closed, helps draw the eyes upward. The street where Rubinos is located is also a treasure trove of dusty gems. Even the shop names are entertaining!

  7. Wonderful shots! Sepia was the perfect choice.

  8. Such beautiful architecture and detail. James is correct - Sepia is the perfect choice for these images.

  9. Sepia is the perfect colour for take these shots! Wonderful impressions. Greetings from Luzia.


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