Monthly Archives: November 2010

Inside the church

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Magic

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Mlatese and their cars

The Mlatese like to sit in cars. It is not really explainable why and how this phenomenon has developed, but by now it has become an ubiquitous phenomenon. The younger ones park far away from other cars and put down … Continue reading

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Tourists in Tempels

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Tempels

Mlata has the oldest free-standing megalithic buildings in the world: Temples, constructed about 6000 years ago by a culture without weapons and warfare and used well over 1200 years. These structures are of a beautiful symmetry, with walls of regular … Continue reading

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Kiosk (2)

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Kiosk (1)

Yvan works in the bar-kiosk at the Golden Bay.He stands in the smell of French Fries’ oil and looks through the plastic windows out to the beach. Tourists come and go. The plastic windows are all scratched, that is almost … Continue reading

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In the snookerclub

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Things in museums

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Ghasfur tal-bejt (National Bird)

The Spanish Sparrow (Ghasfur tal-bejt) is strongly gregarious, flocking and breeding in groups. In the winter, it mostly wanders nomadically or makes regular migrations. Like other sparrows, it feeds principally on the seeds of grains and other grasses, also eating … Continue reading

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Methods of Fishing

The inscription says: MAZZUKA Club for killing fish. No comment…

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What tourists are supposed to buy …

  

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Animals on Vehicles

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An evening in Valetta

It might seem true that not much is happening in the capital city after sunset. But at the same time, a lot of things are happening. The sound of the birds reveals that hundreds, if not thousands of little creatures … Continue reading

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Cinema (1)

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Title of Folktale: "You are born poor and you will die poor"

is that a moral, or a warning? is that really a good bedtime story for Mlatese children? maybe that explains some things …

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Doors (2)

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Super-short history of Mlata

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In the bus (1)

The woman next to me smells like watermelon and looks like one, too.

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Prehistoric Signs of Affection

Small clay statuette, representing an embracing couple. Amazing. Embracing couples … amazing…

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Fassades

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The innovators of comfort

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Now I live in Msida …

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Mlatese creatures from mythology

In Mlatese mythology the Kaw Kaw (also gaw-gaw) is a ‘slimy greyish bogey man’ who strolls the streets at night. He is able to smell a person’s guilt and is capable of entering their homes by extending and contracting his … Continue reading

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Antonio

Antonio is working for a hotel in the touristic part of the island. He is responsible for the pool and the chairs for sunbathing. He is observing the people lying on their back, he is observing the people lying on … Continue reading

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Men

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The archeologists

When the archeologists came into the country, they said: this is a landscape for a beginning and an ending. The archeologists came onto the island to find huge freestanding stones. They found underground burial chambers. They said there are temples … Continue reading

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Saints

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Freeport

Having been established in 1988, Mlata Freeport was the first transhipment hub in the Mediterranean region. The Company has experienced remarkable growth over the years and currently ranks twelfth among the top European ports and is the third largest transhipment … Continue reading

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