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    This is Malta

    Located south of Italy, in the Mediterrian, we'll find Malta, one of the smallest and most crowded countries in Europe. I had some hours to spare when passing by due to work duties.
    So here are some fresh pictures from St Juliens.


    A nightly view from the hotel. It's very humid and warm outside. The temperature during nighttime was around 24 centigrade, about 30 in daytime.


    Then dusk came.
    Last edited by Tommi; September 28th, 2012, 21:04.

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    Boats in Spinola bay.







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      Details of a building.




      My colleague playing with one of the numerous local cats.

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        It was actually possible to find some green leaves.




        And like my local lake Mälaren, the water is green - but in a totally different way.

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          A typical street scenery.


          Pretty much all these pictures are snapshots taken on a quick afternoon walk.


          Houses come in various grades of maintanence levels.


          Some details of a building.





          I hope that you enjoyed this wery short documentation of a very quick visit. Perhaps someone on CVF have more to add to this thread?
          Last edited by Tommi; September 28th, 2012, 21:03.

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            Thank you so much Tommi, I greatly enjoyed those. Liked 5/4, the building detail especially.

            Originally posted by Tommi View Post
            ....Perhaps someone on CVF have more to add to this thread?
            Further contributions from me seem to be even less imminent than those Göta canal ones discussed recently…we are talking about old photo prints from the 80’s (…or could it even have been the late 70’s!!!!(eek) ) But that one holiday apart, I might nearly have had a closer connection with the island. Like living and working there. In my astronomy days, the university observatory had a solar physics out-station on Malta… but my parents had scarcely come to terms with my move to Cambridge, let alone abroad. It was an exotic opportunity to have turned down in those days...

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              Originally posted by Tommi View Post
              I hope that you enjoyed this wery short documentation of a very quick visit. Perhaps someone on CVF have more to add to this thread?
              I certainly enjoyed your views, Tommi, they brought back memories. I have quite a few from my stay there some time in the '80's but they need scanning in first. I had intended to start a Malta thread sometime..... sometime..... but I would love to add them in here. One I used on the thread "What Place is This" which caused quite an interesting, extended discussion involving the Torrey Canyon!
              I'll get scanning as soon as I can.
              Ivy

              "To thine own self be true.......
              Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                Dear Tommi,

                A wonderful presentation of a well-known place also to me. Malta is such a fantastic destination and there are never lack of things to photograph there either.

                Did you photograph any of the old-style buses there as well... or are they not any longer in service?

                I do remember the old buses especially from all my visits to Malta... for some reason.
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  Thank you Captain,
                  I was looking for those famous buses, but I only saw modern ones. Perhaps those nowadays are only used in some certain areas of the island? I was basically only in St Juliens and Mosta.

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                    All information about the buses can be found here:

                    http://www.maltabybus.com/

                    Unfortunately the era of the famous buses ended last year!
                    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                      Nice pictures from Malta,Tommi.
                      I went there years ago in may.At this period grounds in the country were covered by flowers and I enjoided it.
                      I remember the blue of the sea and these boats pretty colored.I liked the frontages with the " sicilians" bow windows.
                      Do you often work in these awful condition ?????
                      Yves

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                        Originally posted by yvneac View Post
                        Do you often work in these awful condition ?????
                        In warm, humid and sweaty conditions?

                        No, actually very seldom.

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                          [QUOTE=Tommi;95709]In warm, humid and sweaty conditions?

                          No, actually very seldom.[/QUOT

                          REALY? YOU MAKE ME WEEP.

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                            Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                            All information about the buses can be found here:

                            http://www.maltabybus.com/

                            Unfortunately the era of the famous buses ended last year!
                            Ahh.... thank you!

                            Sad actually... loved seeing all those old buses in regular service. Perhaps not so economic but it was nice seeing them like an attraction.
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                              Recently I scanned my old slides of my trip to Malta in April-May 1984.
                              Since the film was not top quality, they appear quite blurred, so I’ll post only few of them.

                              First of all, the coloured bues mentionned by Ralf an J-O in the post above.



                              And coloured boats



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