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Another month sharing some copy free photographs of the Mediterranean Islands of Malta

Tip use the local buses they're frequent, inexpensive, get a time table, buy cheap day tickets

Valletta

1. Valletta

Looking from the waterfront based at Sliema towards the dome of Madonna tal-Karmnu - Our lady of Mount Carmel Carmelite Church

Paceville

2. Paceville

Looking from Torri ta San Gijan, the Dragonara Casino far right

The Point Shopping Centre

3. The Point Shopping Centre ...

Fort Tinge

4. ... constructed around the old Fort Tinge

Cruise Ship from Lx Xatt Ta' Qui-Si-Sana

5. Cruise Ship

Viewed from Lx Xatt Ta' Qui-Si-Sana

Overview of Grand Harbour, Valletta

6. Overview of Grand Harbour, Valletta

Above from the Upper Barrakka Gardens

Yachts in Birgu, Grand Harbour, Valletta

7. Millionaires yachts in Birgu, Grand Harbour, Valletta

Above from the Upper Barrakka Gardens

Victoria Gate

8. Victoria Gate

Footbridge by Victoria Gate

9. Footbridge by Victoria Gate

Bar on left, old style K6 common telephone box

J Stone & Co Deptford, Kent, UK insert on footbridge

10. J Stone & Co Deptford, Kent, UK insert on footbridge

The Engineering Works was at SE 14, produced metal work from 1848

Their Head Office at Ocean House, Cockspur Road, London SW1 Telephone New Cross 1202 with a telegraphic address "Tostones, Nucros, London"

Classic Cars garaged by Victoria Gate

11. Classic Cars garaged by Victoria Gate

Victoria Gate building facades Grand buildings, Victoria Gate

12. Victoria Gate building facades
13. Grand buildings, Victoria Gate

Siege War Bell

14. Siege War Bell

Viewed from the Lower Barrakka Gardens

Erected in 1992 in memory of the 7000 people that lost their lives in the WWII siege of Malta between 1941 - 1943

The old railway bridge & tunnel into Valletta

15. The old railway bridge & tunnel into Valletta

The only Maltese railway, a single line operated from 1883 - 1931 from Mdina

Maltese War Ships Marina Di Valleta

16. Maltese War Ships in restricted area of Marina Di Valletta

Triq Sa Maison Bridge

17. Triq Sa Maison Bridge

Maltese Cross Engraving

18. Maltese Cross Engraving

There are plenty of military engravings on Maltese stone work

WWII Nissen Huts

19. WWII Nissen Huts

Six of these survive up the steps opposite the bridge, image 17 above

Watch Tower at Sa Maison Garden

20. Left, Watch Tower at Sa Maison Garden

Also known as il-Gnien tal-Milorda aka Her Ladyships Garden

Spinola Bay

21. Spinola Bay from Triq San Gorg

Marsaxlokk, waterfront

22. Marsaxlokk, waterfront

Marsaxlokk, salt pans

23. Marsaxlokk salt pans

Marsaxlokk, salt pans

24. Marsaxlokk, salt pans

Marsaxlokk, salt pans

25. Marsaxlokk, salt pans

Marsaxlokk, fisherman

26. Marsaxlokk, fisherman

The small old Fishing Village has a population of under 4,000 its name comes from Marsa meaning port & xlokk the local name for south east

Marsaxlokk, crazy dog!

27. Marsaxlokk, crazy dog!

I was amused by the dog which repeatedly dived from the pontoon until its owner hauled it aboard the tender as they went to work Fishing

Golden Bay, Manikta

28. Golden Bay, Manikta (Il-Ramla tal-Mixquqa)

Paradise Bay

29. Paradise Bay, from Triq II Latnija

Close to the ferry for Gozo at Cirkewwa easy walking distance via Triq II Latnija off Triq-II-Marfa the main port road

Paradise Bay, pigeons

30. Paradise Bay, pigeons take flight from Triq II Latnija

Paradise Bay

31. Paradise Bay

Paradise Bay is renown for its crystal clear waters ideal for snorkeling

Russian Doctor Ivor spearfishing at Paradise Bay

32. Russian Medical Doctor Ivor spearfishing at Paradise Bay

Bugibba

33. Bugibba

Taken from an appartment by Dawret II-Gzejjer; jetty with fishing boats, Sea Adventure Excursions & Hornblower Cruises

Bugibba

34. Bugibba, return view to Dawret II-Gzejje

Roman Road

35. Roman Road, part of the Xemxija Heritage Trail

Xemxija is pronounced Shem-She-Ya & is north of St Paul's Bay you'll find ancient bee keepers caves known as Apiary's along the trail

Popeye Village

36. Popeye Village

Popeye Village

37. Popeye Village

A couple of miles outside Melliena, the film set was constructed in 1980 Musical Film the ramshakle building are now part of an amusement complex

Gozo Channel Ferry sailing to Cirkewwa from Mgarr

38. Gozo Channel Ferry sailing to Cirkewwa from Mgarr

Mgarr, Gozo

39. Mgarr, Gozo

Gleneagles Bar our regular watering hole in the Calypso 102 days, with the impressive Lourdes Chapel (iL-Kappella ta' Lourdes) overlooking the port

Xlendi Bay, Gozo

40. Xlendi Bay, Gozo

The village was physically excavated into the cliffs

Xlendi cliffs Xlendi cliffs

41. Xlendi cliffs
42. Xlendi cliffs

Panorama of Xlendi Bay, Gozo

43. Panorama of Xlendi Bay, Gozo

Tinge Seafront, Sliema

44. Back to the Maltese mainland; the moorings at Tinge Seafront, Sliema

Maltese Sunset

45. Maltese Sunset

Cheers Malta

46. Cheers Malta, always good, back soon

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