The Maltese nobility assembles within  these walls!

And how I’d love to be a fly on the wall when they do!

Exclusivity Malta IL-Mdina Silent City

Exclusivity ©HelenBushe

 

This ancient Palazzo in the 16th century fortified city of  Mdina, also known as the Silent City, is now a 5-star hotel called XARA PALACE.

We nipped inside for a look under the guise of picking up a leaflet from reception with a view to staying there next year and therefore needing to check the place out. Dream on!

 

The Courtyard XARA Palace Hotel

The Courtyard ©HelenBushe

 

I’m sure these smokes are expensive.

Cigars

Cigars ©HelenBushe

 

This chair was outside the Ladies’ Restroom.  (Yes, I had more than one reason for wanting/needing to go inside).

I thought the better of sitting on it though, in case I broke it.

chair XARA Hotel mina Malta

Rest-a-while ©HelenBushe

 

On leaving the hotel, I looked around the corner to see this:

Mdina Malta Silent city oddball horse carriage

Getting around in the Silent City ©HelenBushe

 

Our next stop in Mdina was a visit to the Carmelite Priory, where we managed to wangle a private visit.  But that’s for another post.

When I started this OddBall post I intended only to show the first picture about the Maltese nobility…..

……then I got carried away…….

…..of course the  city of Mdina isn’t OddBall, but is is quite unique and exceptionally beautiful.

For real OddBall posts head over to Cee’s Challenge.


12 Comments

Leah · June 1, 2017 at 12:28

Your story of pretending to be gathering information for a future visit makes me think of passing expensive shops, and saying, “I can’t even afford to window shop there.”!

Great pictures

    HMB · June 1, 2017 at 13:22

    Hi Leah. I never let lack of riches stop me doing anything. At least I try not to

Cee Neuner · May 30, 2017 at 18:44

Nice selection of odd balls for this week. Thanks Helen. 😀

paulfraser11 · May 29, 2017 at 18:27

A fabulous sneak peak Helen

    HMB · May 29, 2017 at 18:27

    Thanks Paul. It was a great toilet stop

Laurie Graves · May 29, 2017 at 14:28

Very interesting and great pictures, as always. Committee of privileges, huh? Some things never change.

    HMB · May 29, 2017 at 14:43

    Yes, and what a shame for the nobility that their Palazzo has had to open its doors to 5-star guests…..and to folk like me who need to use their toilet!

      Laurie Graves · May 29, 2017 at 15:09

      Very fitting, I would say 😉

        HMB · May 29, 2017 at 15:43

hbs1991 · May 28, 2017 at 23:25

So interesting, your photography is wonderful! Love your posts!

    HMB · May 29, 2017 at 10:26

    Thank you so much. I’m pleased you like.

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