Friday, April 04, 2008

sea, sky, and stone

Far away from the package tour crowd based along the highly developed northern coast, south shore Malta is a refreshing breath of Mediterranean air. Though it's a stretch to say that you'll be getting away from it all here, with sea, sky and open spaces at seemingly every turn, this is the Malta we came to see. Here are a few pictures.

The road from Wied iż-Żurrieq, Malta. (2008). In the distance is the uninhabited Maltese islet of Filfla. Beyond that, next landfall is Libya, in North Africa.

The Blue Grotto, one of Malta's most popular natural attractions. Wied iż-Żurrieq, Malta. (2008).

The ancient megalithic temple, Ħaġar Qim, is over 5000 years old. (2008).

The entrance to Ħaġar Qim. (2008).

A south shore Maltese bus stop. (2008).

Wildflowers bloom in the sandy, rocky soil outside a lonely residence in the Maltese countryside. (2008).

A terrace view of the southern Mediterranean. (2008).


  1. I just love your pictures... and this sun...mmm

  2. HUH?!?! Wow, the editor really put you to work out in lucky bastard! Peanut! (^O^)

  3. I always wonder how those granite slabs were stacked up there 5000 years ago. Mmmmm!

  4. Anonymous ... thanks, and that Mediterranean sun really is something.

    Bovine ... yes, the editor is tough but fair. Sugar Crisp! (^o^)

    Zhu Ruiyin ... definitely a lot of heavy lifting, I think.

  5. I love all your pics, but I especially love the entrance to Ħaġar Qim. Awesome stuff, Felix!!

  6. Thanks, Soho! You know, I waited and waited so I could get a shot of the entrance without any people but I never did succeed. Damn tourists! :)