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March 2, 2015


A few photos from my recent trip to Malta, a place I knew next-to-nothing about when I learned that I was being sent there on business.

It's a beautiful little country (and it was so wonderful to be back in Europe again!). February was a good time to visit Malta - mild temperatures and beautiful green landscapes. I was told that summers are brutally hot and humid, full of other tourists, and that all that lovely green turns brown.

I thought about Venice often while I was there, since Malta has an abundance of churches, a fair number of street shrines, and lots of well-cared-for stray cat colonies. I was staying in the capital city, Valletta, which is a great walking city with many car-free, pedestrian-only streets.

I took many many photos, and it's going to take a while to go through and edit them. So I'll probably post more later on. I've also started a set on Flickr if you'd like to see more.

It's such a small island that you can see the Mediterranean from every hill.


The fortress in the background of the photo below is where a pivotal (and shocking) scene in season one of "Game of Thrones" was filmed.


Images of saints all over the place, and many lovely mysterious doors~


The Siege Bell, a WWII memorial. They ring this bell everyday at noon.


Seeing street shrines again made me happy~


And cats!


Another Venice reminder (and yes, I drank several of these)~


Sunset at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta~


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