Malta Past and Present

March 13, 2012 7 Comments »

door locks

When I heard the name M’dina, I immediately conjured up images of knights, narrow alleyways lit by torches, and drama. Yes, sometimes I have an overactive imagination; however, Malta’s town of M’dina does have a moat (never mind that it’s dried up). This once ancient, medieval town was the cornucopia of Maltese civilization. It had […]

The Name Game

March 12, 2012 14 Comments »

If I could…what would I choose? This question has plagued me throughout my time in Malta. Everyone at some point in their life considers that moment when you will get to make the ultimate decision; giving someone a name. Strangely I toy with the idea even though I’ve never really wanted kids; I still can’t […]

Valletta – Photography of a Historical City

March 9, 2012 9 Comments »

Fountain valletta

Yesterday I introduced you to how to spend a day in Valletta.  That day actually yielded some wonderful photography by simply slowly walking around, stopping, and looking all around me.  The light dances around and the shadows hide hidden treasures.  There’s so much to see in Valletta and it’s an adorable city to capture in […]

Discover Valletta in a Day

March 8, 2012 7 Comments »

lower barrakka gardens

Look in any guide book for Malta and there will be a long list of sites you ‘should’ see in Valletta. After all, the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of history and artifacts. Valletta contains buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John of […]

A Dying Market

March 5, 2012 9 Comments »

covered market Valletta

I walked past the old stone steps and suddenly stopped. Nothing stopped me physically, but I was stopped mentally. I turned and looked at the steps and the big building they were attached to and wondered, “Is this it?” How could this be it? It was so quiet, unassuming, and humble. There was no sign, […]

Walls Made of Rubble in Malta

March 2, 2012 8 Comments »

stone wall

I looked out of the van window and had this deja-vu feeling.  I saw the wall sections spread across the Malta country-side as if it were a giant patchwork quilt – made of stone.  I had seen these walls before, in another country but as long and hard as I stared at the walls and […]