Malta 2013

Photoraphs from my third visit to malta ... this time with a DSLR camera.

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 ...

tightrope walk ...

tightrope walk ...

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

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 ...

for h re ...

for h re ...

The streets of Valletta in Malta ...

jason | jewellery

jason | jewellery

The streets of Valletta in Malta ...

flag ...

flag ...

The streets of Valletta in Malta ...