Sunday, September 1, 2013

Views from Valletta!

beautiful views of Malta taken from Valletta, our capital city rich in history......the weather when I took this photo is the typical maltese weather we get to enjoy almost all year round! We are very lucky to have a mild climate with most of the year being sunny, clear & warm though it does get to be very hot in summer!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Local Works of Art

these are a few works by local artists which are on display at The Malta Arts Society which is found at Palazzo de La Salle(a beautiful historical building in itself) in Republic Str., Valletta.

Monday, March 5, 2012

National Museum of Natural History , Mdina

The National Museum of Natural History is the national repository of biological specimens and represents both life and earth sciences.

The Museum houses some historically important collections, with the reference collection holding over 10,000 rocks and minerals, over 3,500 birds, birds’ eggs and nests, 200 mammals, over 200 fish species, thousands of local and exotic shells and insects. The fossil collection is also noteworthy as it contains a number of large fish, numerous species of sea urchins and other marine fauna found embedded in limestone rocks.

The museum focuses mainly on the faunal aspects of natural sciences and the current displays cover themes such as human evolution, insects, birds, habitats and marine ecosystems. The Geology and Palaeontology displays are of particular merit and are of both local and international interest. The museum also houses a reference library on natural sciences.(taken from

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Puttinu Marathon

Puttinu Cares, the NGO which helps patients and their relatives who need overseas medical treatment, is holding a three-day fund-raising marathon at the Marsa sports ground.

The activity is based around a football marathon which was kicked off yesterday by President George Abela.

The grounds have been turned into a hive of activity, with entertainment addressed to all visitors, including children's games, other sports events and live music on stage.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Buskett Gardens

Buskett, in Rabat, Malta is the only woodland area in Malta and is overlooked by Verdala Palace.

Buskett Garden is Malta's only large area of woodland. It was planted by the Knights Hospitaller as a hunting ground. It lies next to Verdala Palace, in a valley, just inland from Dingli Cliffs. Buskett has vineyards, oranges, olive and lemon groves, and is heavily wooded with native, hardy species such as Mediterranean pines. You can stick to the pathways lined with ivy-clad stone walls or venture off into the woodland. From autumn to spring you are bound to find plenty of interest, from wild flowers, natural springs, and woodland creatures. The wood leads up hill to the more formal gardens of Verdala Palace.

The Verdala Palace is perched on a hilltop overlooking Buskett Garden. It was built by Grand Master Hughes de Verdalle in 1588 as a summer residence. Following restoration, this elegant building now serves as the President's summer residence. The palace is not open to the public, but it does offer a notable landmark visible clearly from Dingli Cliffs, towering as it does over Buskett woodland.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ghar Dalam

Ghar Dalam (or Cave of Darkness) is situated in Birzebbuga. It is the oldest cave discovered on this island and has proved very informative on how life began on our island and about our ancestors.

Għar Dalam (pronounced ar dàlam in Maltese and meaning "Cave of Darkness") is a prehistorical cul de sac located on the outskirts of Birżebbuġa, Malta containing the bone remains of animals that were stranded and subsequently became extinct on Malta at the end of the Ice age.

Dwarf elephant, hippopotamus, deer and bear bone deposits found there are of a different age; the hippopotamuses became extinct about 180,000 years ago, whilst the deer species became extinct much later, about 18,000 years ago. It is also here that the earliest evidence of human settlement on Malta, some 7,400 years ago, was discovered.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


"Is-Sennien" was a local tradesman who used to go round the villages sharpening knives and scissors for the housewives in the old days. This is one of the few remaining carts which were used by the tradesman to carry his tools. This is found outside a small restaurant in Old Bakery Street in Valletta