All the Luzzus in Marsaxlokk have numbers on them, and I love them, so they have to be my choice for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Numbers
The Luzzus of Marsaxlokk???? What are they and where is it?
A luzzu (pronounced like lutsu in Maltese) is a traditional fishing boat from the Maltese islands. They are usually painted in bright colours, while the bow has a pair of eyes. Luzzus have existed since ancient times. – Wikipedia
Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village in the South-East of the mediterranean island of Malta, dating back to the 9th century BC when the first Phoenicians landed on the island.
We enjoyed a morning in Marsaxlokk last month, managing to catch an early enough bus from Valletta to get there before the crowds. I had always wanted to see luzzus with their painted “Eye of Osiris” which protects them from evil. They certainly didn’t disappoint. I hope you like them as much as I do.
And just for good measure, a few more boats , with a few more numbers:
This last boat had me puzzled. I couldn’t figure out what the numbers are for but I do love the stripey oars.