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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.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Snapshots of … Verdala Palace

I have written in detail about Verdala Palace and the ghost of the Blue Lady that  purportedly haunts it in Castle of my Dreams. This castle, the official summer residence of Malta’s President, is rarely open to the public. On those occasions when it is, I find it quite a  treat to walk in the footsteps of Knights, Governors, Presidents and even Kings and Queens. The architectural masterpiece of this castle is the main staircase. Verdala Palace boasts magnificent grounds, a small chapel decorated with paintings by Mattia Preti and a wonderful, uninterrupted view of the surrounding little wood and countryside.

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Location: Verdala Palace, Buskett

3 comments:

  1. Great shots from Malta again.
    Thank you Loree..
    Costas

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  2. A magnificent palace which displays the elegance of your country at a very high level. I do love that staircase with the dizzying view of your camera!

    Bises,
    Genie

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