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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.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valletta By Night

As promised in my last post, I will show you some scenes of  Valletta after sundown. We locals like to divide Valletta into two parts: the upper commercial part and the lower residential part. In truth there are shops and residents all over Valletta and during the day there is hustle and bustle all over the city. But as night falls, the teeming streets quiet down and the echo of footsteps of a few strollers reverberates in the stillness. At night Valletta belongs once more to the ghosts of the Knights that built it. So come with me for a short walk through the lower city

past houses

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and palaces

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a trickling fountain

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a church

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and the old theatre.

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(I would have liked to take you on a longer walk but the battery on my camera ran out which  means I have a good excuse to return soon and explore more charming nooks in the city.)

11 comments:

  1. What an adventure, it looks like another world, love it!

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  2. I enjoyed the details of the buildings, especially the carvings and metalworks.

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  3. Super enchanting Loree...exquisitely beautiful! I love the golden glow they carry! Stunning!

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  4. If it wasn't for those two signs, I would really expect to hear some knights! Beautiful.

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  5. How nice ! I remember when we walked through Valetta but I didn't take pictures at that time (2004) but filmed a lot. It's such a beautiful town.

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  6. I'd love to see your home someday.

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  7. Keep the brilliant and beautiful photos coming.

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  8. You indeed are lucky to be living in such a culture and history rich city... :)

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  9. Have a great day, Loree. Warm here today. Lovely. No jacket needed to run. Amazing ~ xox Alexandra

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  10. Loree, I just noticed your updated "about me" and loved reading more about you and your life on Malta...

    Your night photos give a sense of mystery to the deserted night streets and architecture... I hope that you will return with a fully-charged battery and treat us to more of these.

    Bisous,
    G

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