Monday, March 26, 2012

2012 March Malta Rabat


The Roman Village in Rabat


Entrance to the ‘Domvs Romana’

The ‘Domvs Romana’

19th March, on sunny Monday was the St. Joseph’s Day. This day the ‘Domvs Romana’ was open free of charge. As I am not a big fun of places like that so for me a ticket for €6.00 is too much. Students pay €4.50 including Euro<26, ISE, ISCI and ICOM card holders.
The Museum is open every day from 9:00 till 17:00


Arab cemetery

The first room

The Birds mosaic




This day it was an open day and I decided to visit this place. There were a lot of people, many of them were Maltese so I needed to wait a while before getting inside. From the outside the building isn’t too big. The main attraction is mosaic floors in the basement which are in a very good condition. They printed a ticket for me and I went inside.
The First chamber was a small one with some monuments and information about this place and about the Arab cemetery. Another small room presented domestic live on this period.

The Birds mosaic


An incredible mosaic
The Birds mosaic, which is the main attraction, was in other room, the Biggest one . I walked around the mosaic – there is a special pavement. On the left hand side, when I was close to the exit I saw another mosaic. Its condition wasn’t as good as the Birds one but, in my opinion, it was more interesting.
I spent inside around 30 min. Outside are some ruins but I don’t think that they will do something with them. As I am not a big fan of that kind of museums, if I paid for this I would be really disappointed. Though, this is my opinion.

Outside

Ruins

Way out from the museum

St. Joseph day
As it was a St. Joseph’s day, in Rabat there was a feast. I was there when the music band was walking and playing in the narrow streets. The crowd was incredible. From the roofs people threw serpentines. That was a sunny day and there were a lot of people enjoying their day off. My day off was quite interesting especially because of the weather, another feast and a new place which I visited.



Street of Rabat











Saturday, March 17, 2012

2012 March Malta


The Addolorata Cemetery

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Outside of the town of Paola, on the south, there is the Addolorata Cemetery.
GPS Co-ordinates: 35.871264, 14.500194.
This cemetery is open every day from the 7 am till 5 pm.
It was designed by Emanuele Luigi Galizia and opened in May 1869. As it is a main Roman Catholic cemetery in Malta, there are several thousand burials.
http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/11209/ADDOLORATA%20CEMETERY


Entrance and Santa Maria Addolorata Chapel


Entrance and the gatehouse





Santa Maria Addolorata 'Our Lady of Sorrows' Cemetery Chapel


Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery Chapel and I


Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery Chapel


General view inside the cemetery.


General view inside the cemetery.




Entrance to the cemetery

Saturday, March 10, 2012

2012 March Malta


10th March 2012
On the 10th March a strong North-Eastern wind lashed Malta. During the night from 9th March it demolished walls, boats and broke branches.
During the day the wind was still strong but not as powerful as at night. It was a good time to take some pictures near St. Julian’s and Sliema.


Valletta Bus terminal


A demolished boat near the Manoel Island


A demolished boat near the Manoel Island



A bus stop close to the Sliema ferry


A bus stop close to the Sliema ferry



A yacht near to the Tigne Point


A yacht near to the Tigne Point


Sliema



In the background, Valletta – looks better when enlarged


Sliema

Sliema

Valletta



Bus sto in Msida

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