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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, October 29, 2010

Glimpses of Grand Harbour

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I may be biased but I think that Malta has one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. I love how its mood seems to change with the different light. This harbour has witnessed many battles and has sheltered hundreds of ships, its turbulent past is now part of history. On the ramparts that surround it, the guns are forever silent and the only sound that breaks the stillness is the gentle sighing of the wind and the mournful wail of some ship’s fog horn as it sails away to a distant shore.

 

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14 comments:

  1. It is a gorgeous harbour! And I agree its moods do seem to change with the light. Nice views.

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  2. Wow..such a beautiful post..the first photo looks like it could become an oil painting..i love that! and i can just imagine the sounds in the distance! Wonderful!
    have a happy wkd!
    Kiki~

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  3. I agree with Kiki that the first photo could be an oil painting. The composition is great with the ship in the foreground, the smaller boat to the right and the one in the center leaving a wake line horizontally across the shot. The perspective makes the harbor town look like a miniature in the distance. Love it!

    Thanks for the link as you know that I have been reading about Malta ... the harbor is beautiful!

    Bon weekend,
    Genie

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  4. The first photo is enchanting, Loree. The type that one stares at and daydreams about! Lovely!

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  5. Gorgeous... gorgeous... gorgeous :)

    Think I need to visit Malta... it's beautiful, I can tell from your photos :)

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  6. Beautiful photographs from Malta Loree.
    Have a great weekend.
    Costas

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  7. Veramente bellissima!!!
    E un posto da sogno!!!

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  8. I love the mosaic but the first shot is amazingly beautiful with that splash of colour.

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  9. I like the warm colours of this harbour! Hugs from Luzia.

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  10. Mala has a harbour I'd like to visit one day. I agree with Ciel, the first photo is wonderful.

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  11. i like the combination of colors in the second picture. the different shades of brown and blue look so good together.

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  12. That's possible ! I remember when our cruise ship stopped there for 24 h !

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  13. I agree, absolutely gorgeous harbour area!

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  14. It's a beautiful harbor. You certainly do live in a beautiful place.

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