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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.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Malta!

Today, September 21, Malta celebrates its  independence. After thousands of years of foreign rule, the island was granted  independence from Great Britain in 1964. For hundreds of years, Malta’s strategic position in the middle of the Mediterranean made it a coveted prize to whatever super-power was dominant at the time. Our shores have seen battles and bloodshed. Our magnificent harbour could tell a thousand tales of the skeletal remnants of ships that lie slumbering beneath its surface.

Valletta at Twilight (5) 

Grand Harbour at twilight

Valletta at Twilight (6)

But the wheel has turned and times have changed. The past belongs to history and what the future holds is still unknown. Hopefully,  these islands will continue to play a part in world history and Malta will continue to celebrate many more birthdays in the future.

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6 comments:

  1. Joyeux anniversaire, Malta!

    A country is so much more than real estate and Malta has struggled with its enviable, prime location. May you celebrate many more birthdays with Malta!

    Beautiful photos, Loree!

    xx
    Genie

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  2. Happy independence day Loree.
    Great photographs

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  3. Wow..how gorgeous..magnificent shots..Happy Birthday Malta..yay!!

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  4. Wow, what a great embassador you are! I so want to visit! It just looks amazing.

    Happy (belated) independence day!!!

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