Truth be told, I’d have had a hard time finding it on a map before I decided to visit last December. A nearly free stopover between Sicily and Turkey prompted us to make a short visit, and I am glad we did. We didn’t venture far from the rocking nightlife of Sliema (not that we are into rocking nightlife, but our hotel was right above a booming club) and the narrow, photogenic streets of Valletta, the capital city.
Malta was the end of the trip and thus we were pretty lazy, but I did manage to take a few photos. Below is a photo gallery of Valletta, the sleepy city of 7000 residents. Click on any photo to open a slideshow view.
Malta Photo Gallery
A swimming pool at a place where rich people stay. Note: I did not stay there.
Street in the old town.
The skyline of Valletta at dusk.
Sunset over the harbor in Valletta.
A truck evidently smashed through a vegetable, market.
Boats in the harbor, Valletta, Malta.
I have a strange habit of photographing laundry hanging on lines. Creepy? Probably.
Box windows of Valletta.
The Moby cruise ship is now used only to transport illegal immigrants who land in Malta or Italy from Africa.
Valletta Harbor Sunset.
Park bench overlooking the harbor.
Peaceful park in Valletta.
The memorial siege bell in Malta, built to honor the 7000 people who lost their lives during the siege in World War II.