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.


Sunday 9 January 2011

When Night Falls On The Silent City

The shadows lengthen and the golden glow from the lamps casts mysterious shadows on the silent buildings. Each house seems to be slumbering, dreaming.

Christmas Concert in Mdina (23)

The windows are shuttered and the doors are barred.

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The streets are deserted – not a sound breaks the stillness except for the chiming of the cathedral clock every quarter hour.

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Silence. Stillness. And mystery.

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Perfect ingredients for a romantic walk on a chilly winter evening.

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This tiny walled town on the hill never disappoints.

Christmas Concert in Mdina (41)

Mdina on a winter evening is the perfect place to escape and walk back in time.

Christmas Concert in Mdina (40)


  1. Malta is very much like a medieval town to me, still has the air, you know?
    It reminds me of the time I read the book The Siege of Malta, a few years ago :)

  2. Beautiful warm night shots Loree! Thank you for sharing them with us here.


  3. So quiet looking...were you both truly that alone, Loree? Beautiful photos.

  4. Amazing photos and NO people in the shots! I love the subtle lighting, the quiet narrow alleys... what a beautiful scene in this Medieval town. The cathedral is exquisite in detail...


  5. Beautiful pictures, so full of athmosphere !

  6. Howdy Loree
    Oh my this was wonderful .
    Such a sweet time to enjoy the beauty .
    Thank you for capturing and sharing the visual romance that feeds the soul as well as the eyes !
    Have a blessed week .
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

  7. Lovley magic moments from this golden town! I would like to be there at the moment:-)) Hugs from Luzia.

  8. Wow..super wow! How did I miss this one! What a beautifully brilliant post...gorgeous and illuminating magic!! Rock on Loree..this is AWESOME!!

  9. Beautiful shots once again Loree. So atmospheric and filled with mystery. I may have to add Malta to my travel wish list...

    thanks for your kind comments.. You know if I've only been to Europe twice but in those trips did make it to Roma about 5 times I think.. so sad it is so far to travel.. Have a lovely week ciao xxx Julie

  10. Happy New Year! I wish I could hear them chime!

  11. It is a lovely promenade, indeed ~ xox Alexandra

  12. The cathedral and narrow streets look amazing at night. While reading your post I felt as if I were there somehow.

  13. It does look like going back in time! Love these night shots and your wonderful commentary. I was with you!


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