Monthly Archives: August 2011

Saints of Mlata protect you wherever you go

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Moonstone Fragment

This fragment of the Moon’s surface was brought to Earth by the crew of Apollo 11 in1969. It was presented to the people of Mlata by Richard Nixon, President of the United States of America. The flag of Mlata accompanying … Continue reading

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Boat meets Island

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Festa Summer Nights – 2

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Inside and Outside the Burger Stand

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Festa Summer Nights


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Statue waiting for its Festa

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Lili Marleen

“Lili Marleen” is a German love song which became popular during World War II. Written in 1915 during World War I, the poem was published under the title “Das Lied eines jungen Soldaten auf der Wacht” (German for “The Song … Continue reading

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The smell of gunpowder lingers on as another feast in Mlata draws to an end. Until the next festa, next weekend in a village near you.

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Many people cut paper stars for weeks and then throw them all at once out of the window

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After the Festa, the statues converse about their experiences

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What to eat at Festas

Street-side stalls along the approaches of the church sell a motley assortment of cold, refreshing drinks, ice cream and food, including a sweet traditionally associated with the Maltese festa: the qubbajt. It is nougat, with sugar – lots of it, … Continue reading

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Summer = Festa Season

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Hamrun is also part of Mlata

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Mlatese Dogs (1)

As an aristocrat of the canine world, this ancient breed has been known by a variety of names throughout the centuries including the Melitaie Dog, “Ye Ancient Dogge of Mlata”, the Roman Ladies’ Dog, the Comforter Dog, the Spaniel Gentle, … Continue reading

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Marsaxlokk is a romantic fishing village in the South

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Statues praying for rain

All of a sudden, summer was here. The island of Mlata was heating up. The statues are sweating in the shade – praying for rainclouds and fresh winds. (That’s a guess, i’m not sure)

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Strange find at the Archeological Museum

The inscription reads: “Stone representation of what looks like a fish on a couch” No better interpretation available. But maybe that’s even the best description of life anyways? just imagine: A: “how do you feel today?” B: “oh, thanks, all … Continue reading

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