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).