During business travel or vacations, I often like to wander around the city and look at interesting architecture–especially in areas with history. During World War II the island of Malta was bombed furiously, damaging or destroying structures. Many of the buildings were reconstructed in the original style, maintaining the city’s Old World charm. You can still see the balconies, shutters, and brightly painted doors among the limestone-brick structures in Sliema, Malta.
One can say that the city itself is a collective memory of its people, and like memory it is associated with objects and places. The city is the locus of the collective memory.
There will be more travel blog postings of photography in Malta, including the landscape and unique food which is influenced by its Mediterranean neighbors Italy, Greece, as well as Middle Eastern and British influences. Check out travel info here.
Our architecture reflects truly as a mirror.
–Louis Henri Sullivan