Images from the Republic of Malta (Maltese: Repubblika ta' Malta) in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea ...

photographer | valletta | malta

photographer | valletta | malta

Another photowalk in lovely Valletta | Malta

heart on the street | valletta | malta

heart on the street | valletta | malta

Untagged street art seen in Valetta | Malta

arch | valletta | malta

arch | valletta | malta

Seen in Valletta | Malta

rabbit | valletta | malta

rabbit | valletta | malta

Seen in Malta 2017

florist | valletta | malta

florist | valletta | malta

Seen in Valletta | Malta

migration | valletta | malta

migration | valletta | malta

'Migration' by Vincent Briffa in Valletta | Malta

architecture VIII | spazju kreattiv | malta

architecture VIII | spazju kreattiv | malta

Interior of Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta | Malta

architecture VII | spazju kreattiv | malta

architecture VII | spazju kreattiv | malta

An image from the new arts space, Spazju Kreattiv, in Valletta, Malta. Built into the old walls and rock it certainly is a very satisfying piece of architecture. There's a cinema, a theatre and spaces for exhibitions. Also a cafe and an atrium area. Very quiet as it doesn't seem to be very well signposted or advertised! Just opposite the Auberge de Castille. www.kreattivita.org/en/about/

auberge de castille | malta

auberge de castille | malta

Seen in Malta ... Valletta

parliament | valletta | malta

parliament | valletta | malta

Malta's first purpose-built parliament building designed by Renzo Piano

flying fish | exiles bay | malta

flying fish | exiles bay | malta

One of the sculptures along this stretch of coast.

poser | exiles bay | malta

poser | exiles bay | malta

Seen in Malta 2017

mesquita street | mdina | malta

mesquita street | mdina | malta

Seen in Mdina | Malta

in shadow | mdina

in shadow | mdina

Seen in Mdina | Malta

landscape | malta

landscape | malta

A view across Malta from the high point of Mdina the fortress town ...

skull | cathedral of malta

skull | cathedral of malta

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul in Mdina | Malta

roofspace | catherdral of malta

roofspace | catherdral of malta

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul in Mdina | Malta

pipes | cathedral of malta

pipes | cathedral of malta

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul in Mdina | Malta

commemorations | catherdral of malta

commemorations | catherdral of malta

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul in Mdina | Malta

altar | cathedral of malta

altar | cathedral of malta

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul in Mdina | Malta

no parking | gzira | malta

no parking | gzira | malta

Seen in the back streets of Gzira in Malta

red | white | malta

red | white | malta

Seen in Valletta | Malta

emporivm | malta

emporivm | malta

Seen in Malta ... Gzira

harbour lights | valletta | malta

harbour lights | valletta | malta

Harbour entrance in Valletta ...

eyes and ears | valletta

eyes and ears | valletta

Seen in Malta ...

refuel | grand harbour | valletta

refuel | grand harbour | valletta

Seen in Valletta | Malta

siege monument | valletta

siege monument | valletta

Taken from a boat in the harbour: Overlooking the Great Harbour of Valletta is the Siege Bell Memorial erected in 1992 to honour over 7000 people who lost their lives in the WW II Siege of Malta, 1940 –1943.

in the navy | valletta

in the navy | valletta

Seen in Malta | March 2017

marsamxett harbour | valletta

marsamxett harbour | valletta

Seen in Valletta | Malta

flags | grand harbour | valletta

flags | grand harbour | valletta

The official Italian Ambassadors residence (with the flags). All the building along this stretch belong to different countries.

no dumping | gzira | malta

no dumping | gzira | malta

Seen in Malta | March 2017

carmel store | gzira | malta

bamboo | gzira | malta

bamboo | gzira | malta

Work in progress, seen in the Gzira district ...

pollen | macro 9/52

pollen | macro 9/52

Seen in Gzira | Malta This year the project is 'Macro' just using the Fuji X100S as usual ... Macro 2017

climber | gzira | malta

climber | gzira | malta

Seen in Malta ... Gzira

past glories | gzira | malta

past glories | gzira | malta

Seen in Malta | March 2017

san lawrenz | sliema | malta

san lawrenz | sliema | malta

Auto portrait | Malta ...

knock on green | gzira | malta

for rent | gzira | malta

for rent | gzira | malta

Seen in Gzira | Malta

siege bell memorial | valletta | malta

siege bell memorial | valletta | malta

Overlooking the Great Harbour of Valletta is the Siege Bell Memorial erected in 1992 to honour over 7000 people who lost their lives in the WW II Siege of Malta, 1940 –1943.

sparrow | valletta | malta

sparrow | valletta | malta

A cheeky sparrow was hoping for a few crumbs at lunchtime today ... ended up eating out of my hand!

up on the roof | valletta | malta

up on the roof | valletta | malta

Cat on a hot car roof seen in Valletta ...

cupcakes | valletta | malta

cupcakes | valletta | malta

The excellent Carnival in Valletta, Malta ... February 2017

elephant | valletta | malta 2017

elephant | valletta | malta 2017

The excellent Carnival in Valletta | Malta ... 2017

wings | valletta | malta 2017

wings | valletta | malta 2017

The reason for going to Malta this year was to see the fabulous Carnival parade. I managed to photograph many of the floats but a few seem to have got away. Great atmosphere, colour and imagination. Each float is accompanied by a dance group or costumed party and a very loud sound system!

vampires | valletta | malta

vampires | valletta | malta

The excellent Carnival in Valletta, Malta ... February 2017

vampira | valletta | malta 2017

vampira | valletta | malta 2017

Carnival | Valletta | Malta 2017

duracell | valletta | malta

duracell | valletta | malta

The excellent Carnival in Valletta, Malta today ... February 2017

lost in music | valletta | malta 2017

chucky | valletta | malta 2017

chucky | valletta | malta 2017

The reason for going to Malta this year was to see the fabulous Carnival parade. I managed to photograph many of the floats but a few seem to have got away. Great atmosphere, colour and imagination. Each float is accompanied by a dance group or costumed party and a very loud sound system!

nessie | valletta | malta 2017

nessie | valletta | malta 2017

The reason for going to Malta this year was to see the fabulous Carnival parade. I managed to photograph many of the floats but a few seem to have got away. Great atmosphere, colour and imagination. Each float is accompanied by a dance group or costumed party and a very loud sound system!

present | valletta | malta 2017

present | valletta | malta 2017

Carnival | Valletta | Malta 2017

groovy | valletta | malta 2017

groovy | valletta | malta 2017

Carnival | Valletta | Malta 2017

windup | valletta | malta 2017

windup | valletta | malta 2017

The excellent Carnival in Valletta | Malta ... 2017

balloons | valletta | malta

balloons | valletta | malta

Carnival | Valletta | Malta 2017

feathers in gold | valletta | malta

feathers in gold | valletta | malta

Carnival | Valletta | Malta 2017

feathers in orange | valletta | malta

feathers in orange | valletta | malta

Carnival | Valletta | Malta 2017

feathers in blue | valletta | malta

feathers in blue | valletta | malta

Carnival | Valletta | Malta 2017

chainsaw | valletta | malta 2017

chainsaw | valletta | malta 2017

Fun at the Carnival ...

horns | valletta | malta

horns | valletta | malta

One of the many great costumes at the Carnival in Valletta, Malta today ... February 2017

uncovered | valletta | malta

uncovered | valletta | malta

Carnival | Valletta | Malta 2017

game machine | valletta | malta

game machine | valletta | malta

The excellent Carnival in Valletta, Malta today ... February 2017

sunset | st julian's | malta

sunset | st julian's | malta

Seen in Spinola Bay | Malta

diagonal | spinola bay | malta

diagonal | spinola bay | malta

Boat detail in Spinola Bay | Malta

anchored | st julian's | malta

anchored | st julian's | malta

First afternoon in Malta | St Julian's

slipway | st julian's | malta

slipway | st julian's | malta

First afternoon in Malta | St Julian's ...

fishing boat | spinola bay | malta

fishing boat | spinola bay | malta

These traditional fishing boats have such great colours!

lock post | spinola bay | malta

flyboard ...

A Flyboard seen in Spinola Bay in Malta ... the guy just made it look so easy!

flyboard ...

flyboard ...

A Flyboard seen in Spinola Bay in Malta today ... the guy just made it look so easy! Video to follow ...

noble paul romero ...

noble paul romero ...

I never thought I'd get this close to an oil rig! This one's in dry dock. Views from the boat tour we took today around the harbours and inlets around Valletta and the Grand Harbour. A mixture of old and new and industrial ...

blue sky IV ...

blue sky IV ...

Views from the boat tour we took today around the harbours and inlets around Valletta and the Grand Harbour. A mixture of old and new and industrial ...

flag ...

flag ...

The streets of Valletta in Malta ...

tightrope walk ...

tightrope walk ...

Guards outside The Palace in St George's Square in the capital of Malta, Valletta ...

jason | jewellery

jason | jewellery

The streets of Valletta in Malta ...

for h re ...

for h re ...

The streets of Valletta in Malta ...

postal ...

postal ...

The narrow streets in Valletta always suprise when there is a British red postbox or red telephone box ...

dolphin ...10/52

dolphin ...10/52

My 52 Week Project for 2013 is black & white still life ... Dolphin door knockers in Malta are supposed to bring good luck although from underneath I think this one looks a little menacing! johnfotohouse.com

spring to life ...

spring to life ...

A sign of spring in Malta. Seen in the newly refurbished Hastings Gardens in Valletta ...

going down ...

going down ...

Old Bakery Street (Triq Il-Fran), one of the steep streets in Valletta, Malta ...

rabat ...

rabat ...

The narrow streets of Rabat next to the medieval city of Mdina at the centre of Malta ...

on the wires ...

on the wires ...

One of the religious light decorations above the narrow streets of Rabat in the centre of Malta ...

the bends ...

the bends ...

A distorted reflection of buildings in Mdina, Malta. The glass protects a painting above the old Greek entrance the city. 'According to tradition it was here that in 60 A.D. that the Apostle St. Paul is said to have lived after being shipwrecked on the Islands.' 'Mdina is one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled city and extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture.'

mdina | street | one

mdina | street | one

One of the many narrow streets in the the Medieval town and old capital of Malta. 'According to tradition it was here that in 60 A.D. that the Apostle St. Paul is said to have lived after being shipwrecked on the Islands.' 'Mdina is one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled city and extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture.' johnfotohouse.com

well ...

well ...

A courtyard inside Mdina, the Medieval town and old capital of Malta. 'According to tradition it was here that in 60 A.D. that the Apostle St. Paul is said to have lived after being shipwrecked on the Islands.' 'Mdina is one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled city and extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture.'

splash IV ...

splash IV ...

Seen in St George's Square with the 'dancing' fountain in Valletta, Malta ...

rain king ...

rain king ...

After a thunderstorm in Valletta, Malta ...

street life ...

street life ...

One of the many streets in Valletta, Malta in various states of liveliness and decay ... just love all the signs ... Think this might make a good CD cover!

splash III ...

splash III ...

High tide in St Julian's Bay in Malta. It's interesting that because the Med isn't really tidal this stormy high tide can last all day ... and it did!

splash II ...

splash II ...

High tide in St Julian's Spinola Bay in Malta. It's interesting that because the Med isn't really tidal this stormy high tide can last all day ... and it did!

teatru manoel ...

teatru manoel ...

We had a guided tour around the Teatru Manoel in Valletta, Malta. Well worth a visit especially when an opera rehearsal is on! The Manoel Theatre (Teatru Manoel, in Maltese) is reputed to be Europe's third-oldest working theatre, and the oldest working theatre in the Commonwealth of Nations.

something old | something new

something old | something new

Hundreds of these box or bow windows exist in Malta. The capital Valletta is full of them in all states of repair, age and colour.

boxes | bows

boxes | bows

Hundreds of these box or bow windows exist in Malta. The capital Valletta is full of them in all states of repair, age and colour.

black pearl ...

black pearl ...

'The Black Pearl is a genuine three mast sailing schooner built at the turn of the last century, which has been lovingly restored into a multipart restaurant complex serving quality food and wines. Its location at Ta’Xbiex Marina gives sensational views of Valletta bastions and the ship itself is steeped in history having been once owned by Hollywood actor Errol Flynn and, when afloat, has “starred” with Robin Williams in the movie ”Popeye”.' johnfotohouse.com

echoes ...

echoes ...

Seen at St John of the Cross Priory in Ta' Xbiex near Valletta ... johnfotohouse.com/

gozitan ...

gozitan ...

Gozitan wall lizard seen in Sliema, Malta ...

sign of the bat ...

sign of the bat ...

Seen on a photowalk around the streets of Sliema in Malta ...

open all hours ...

open all hours ...

Seen on a photowalk around the streets of Sliema in Malta ...

for sale ...

for sale ...

Seen in the back streets of Sliema in Malta ... johnfotohouse.com/

blue | bow | monday

blue | bow | monday

Malta is famous for it's lovely antique bow windows ... this is a street in Sliema ...

hair ...

hair ...

Seen on a photowalk around the streets of Sliema in Malta ...

valletta panorama ...

valletta panorama ...

A panoramic view of Valletta and Manoel Island across the harbour in Sliema, Malta ... This was taken from the M&S Kitchen (restaurant). Great views and good food! johnfotohouse.com

brown & beady eyed ...

brown & beady eyed ...

One of the many pigeon 'varieties' in Malta ...

stepping into the blue ...

stepping into the blue ...

Part of the old fortifications leading into the sea in Sliema, Malta ...

harbour ...

harbour ...

First day of our holiday in Malta ... a quick wander around the harbour at Spinola Bay ...

mediterranean ...

mediterranean ...

First day of our holiday in Malta ... a quick wander around the harbour near St Julian's ...

Tree - Malta

Malta - Carnival - Valletta - 2007

Malta - Carnival - Valletta - 2007

Carnival - Valletta - 2007