A week in Malta

A week in Malta

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We spent a week in Malta, which is a tiny island country comprising of an archipelago of 7 islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It’s just south of Sicily and east of Tunisia. It must have been the world’s smallest and most densely populated country.

We spent some days going to museums and the St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valetta, their capital. Valetta is a fortified city built by the knights. The Cathedral is an amazing place, with Caravaggio masterpieces in the Oratory, the Flemish tapestries and the church museum. In the Archeological Museum, there was a 100-objects exhibit for the 50 years of their being independent. We found some interesting objects, one of them is the St. George’s cross given to Malta.

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Traffic in Malta drive on the left. It was easy to take buses there – for €1.50 day ticket, we could go anywhere on the island. Needless to say, we saw lots of lovely places, MDina, Malta’s former capital city, Hagar Qim prehistoric temples, limestone quarries, Marsaxlokk – a quaint fishing village and other places we couldn’t even pronounced! We also walked a lot, with their narrow, winding streets, limestone buildings in different styles of architecture, old houses, Siculo-Norman palaces, the panoramic view of the island, etc. What a brilliant experience!

For: Jo’s Monday walk : Lagoão Trail. Also for: Tell Me Something Good #41

Prompt #1977 Visual Prompt – Wedding Portrait

Prompt #1977 Visual Prompt – Wedding Portrait

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Photo Credit: Wedding Bells on Last Door Down the Hall Blog

 

give

and take

heart and soul

two hearts one soul

in sickness and in health

to cope with the heavy burden

giving light and support to each other

touching the earth and reaching for the stars

settling down and giving birth to the next generation

and falling in love every day with the same person

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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For: Prompt #1977 Visual Prompt – Wedding Portrait, Wordle 283 Jan 22 by Brenda Warren

 

Busy weekend

Busy weekend

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The long holiday weekend was so busy, he was happy to go back to the more relaxing schedule of the work week.

Jack and Rose thought they’d spend the long weekend away from home and drive to another state. They raced their car to their destination, together with hundreds of others who thought of the same measure to escape the humdrum of their daily lives.

The first day was spent in traffic as thick clouds spread in the horizon. Unfortunately, there was a collision of cars causing an accident. Police and ambulance were called to rescue the victims. Of course, there were even more delays on the highway.

They eventually reached the hotel but was denied any room. The receptionist said that their regular patrons were hosting a big event, thus, all rooms were occupied. This was despite the fact that Jack and Rose booked the room online.

They spent their precious time looking for some sort of accommodation in that place. They found one nearby. It wasn’t a 4 star hotel, but clean enough. They tried to enjoy what was left of their weekend. The clock was ticking, soon they had to make their way back to their house. Oh what a very short and hectic weekend!

For: Sunday Photo Fiction – January 22nd 2017