Tag Archives: Malta

What is the message here?

The Queen of Heaven Madonna and child images are common in Malta, it being a (very) Catholic country. It was charming to see her referred to, in one seaside church, as Sultana tal Paci (“Queen of Peace” in Maltese). The local shrines often had touching quality, such as the one below. (The connection to preceding […]

Random travel observations (Malta and Sicily)

My tips for long flights are: Stick to water on the flight; Have salt; Get massages. (Had a massage the evening I left and at the Dubai stopover. So worth it.) Malta Australian cuisine being Mediterrasian means that, when one gets to the Mediterranean, the food is familiar. There are lots of construction cranes dotting […]

If it’s not Baroque, don’t fix it

Today, went to St John’s co-cathedral in Valletta. Downloading and then uploading images from my iPad defeats me. But images are available here.  It is an unrestrained example of a Baroque Catholic cathedral. When I say “unrestrained”, I mean they did not know when to stop. I would say it was positively Hindu or Chinese […]