Reflections of buildings in this convent door in Mdina. The convent was right next to our school and through the inner door you can see a part of the garden and a statue of Mary looking down benignly at the goldfish pond. I remember the goldfish were really fat but perhaps it’s not surprising since we were always feeding them some of our lunch. So many happy memories lie behind that door. So many secrets whispered in the drafty corners. So many friendships forged. So much laughter and, sometimes, some tears.
The school has now moved to more modern premises with larger grounds, tennis courts and even a swimming pool. So the corridors of this old building are now empty and only a handful of nuns are left to hear the echoes of hundreds of voices and to keep guard over our secrets. And Mary still watches over the pond remembering, perhaps, the girls that fed the goldfish.
A bit of nostalgia today for my Weekend Reflections. Visit James at Newton Area Photo for more Weekend Reflections from around the world.
Such a poignant telling of the nun's story. I like how you've framed the statue through the glass.ReplyDelete
Loree...how beautiful...just a gorgeous work of art..it truly is lovely..I love it..magical and peaceful in its own way! Gorgeous photo! what a treat..thanks for sharing your story!ReplyDelete
Wow I loved the story to go along with the photo. It's brilliant. Great capture my friend. Have a wonderful weekend :)ReplyDelete
Excellent shot. I like the depth of your composition.ReplyDelete
Sweet memories ! I wonder if the goldfishes are more skinny now without all the lunches ?ReplyDelete
C'est beau et on a envie de traverser le miroir !ReplyDelete
Beautiful and massive door!The image of the garden is outstanding in the centre!ReplyDelete
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg
Magnificent shot of a wonderful place.ReplyDelete
Looking back, reflecting on the past. Interesting post!ReplyDelete
I love the statue in the reflection... Great framing, good eye ; thanks for the inspiring sharing !ReplyDelete
Great shot and a beautiful reflection. I love places like this.ReplyDelete
Loree, this looks like an antique collage -- just lovely. I love the story behind the photo as well! Merci!ReplyDelete
Fantastic reflection! Lucky you to have gone to school in such a beautiful place.ReplyDelete
these old buildings are so beautiful and i'm sure they're a relief from the heat you must have there. a friend went down to malta to do a photoshoot and he brought back such stunning pictures.ReplyDelete
So many happy memories. It looks like such a peaceful place.ReplyDelete