LISBON: Street Corner Rua Augusta mosaic pavement

LISBON: Where even the Pavements are Tiled with Mosaic

Mosaic Pavements in Downtown Lisbon. When I think of what Portugal is famous for I think of four things : Port wine, cork trees, sardines, and tiles. (If anyone Portugese is reading this, I apologise if I’ve missed out anything equally important. I’m sure its famous for football teams and Read more…

LISBON: Tiled Underpass road transport traffic architecture

A Tuk Tuk on the Tram Tracks

Lisbon: A photographer’s dream destination. We got home yesterday from a 5-day city break to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. It is one of the most fascinating cities I’ve ever visited, with a surprise around every corner. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest Read more…

Lantern in St Publius Square Mdina Malta Silent City monochrome

A Stroll around Mdina in Monochrome

Which way around Mdina? Let’s take the monochrome route! This week I’m opting for Black & White images for Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge. I’m also still working on images from 16th century Mdina, Malta’s Silent City. The narrow streets and bright, albeit intermittent, midday sunshine were a challenging combination Read more…

Mdina: Green Doors Silent city malta

Which Way around the Silent City of Mdina?

Mdina: The Silent City Mdina is one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled city¬†and extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture. The history of Mdina traces back more than 4000 years. According to tradition it was here that in 60 A.D. that the Apostle St. Paul Read more…

Malta steep streets Valletta 16th century

Steep Streets in the Fortified City of Valletta.

The 16th Century fortified city of Valletta has some very steep streets…. …..which can seem even steeper in the middle of the day in the Mediterranean sunshine! Many are too steep and narrow for cars:       This one is really wide by 16th century building standards:   Most Read more…

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