Can’t wait to share all about our first day in Malta! But it’s midnight & we left for the airport at 3am so 😴 I need to catch some 💤’s. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tonight we took the ferry to Valletta for one of the best evenings I’ve ever had on vacation. Can’t wait to share tomorrow! Stay tuned✨
This magnificent Castle is found in the northern part of Malta. I drove there yesterday evening to go to Gnejna Bay and capture photos of the beautiful bay but it was impossible on account of the hundreds of barbecue revellers that were preparing for a long evening/night. Still the drive was worth it - these photos speak for themselves. You can also spot the moon in the first photo!
The Castle named Castello Zammitellu was built in the 19th century in a baroque style by the Sant Cassia family. For a number of years it has been used for private events such as weddings, parties and other important social gatherings. I have attended various functions at this beautiful property - its grounds and gardens are ideal for functions during the summer months.
'The Church of Miracles' - Apparently people have seen miracles happen after praying here, from children/family members being cured of ill health, babies being born after years of infertility and failed attempts. It was wall after wall after wall of photos, letters, clothes of children, body casts and even helmets from accidents. Most people who don't believe in God will say that these are all coincidences - that accident victims were going to walk away fine after plenty of time to heal or that the cancer went away because the chemo worked. People have left belongings here because after they have prayed to 'Our Lady of Ta'Pinu' as they were no longer needed. Even men who served in the military who prayed whilst out on the field have donated their medals after they were returned to their families safe and sound. People from around the world have written letters of prayers in hopes of miracles and sent letters of thanks and gratitude. I was unable to read some of them due them being in maltese or having aged for being there so long. One story i did manage to read was about a girl who suffered from cancer and prayed that she would live to be able to grow a full braid of hair again - which is exactly what happened. Her treatment ended and she was cured. Once she grew out her first full braid, she then donated it to the Ta'Pinu church along with a letter explaining her story. This is just 1 of hundreds, if not thousands of stories that line the walls at the back of this magnificent building. #tapinu#tapinuchurch#miracles#thechurchofmiracles#photography#malta#gozo
A ridiculous shit ton of super-niche prehistoric animal bone fossils (dwarf elephants and hippo anyone?). Dug out of a giant ancient cave at Għar Dalam, having been deposited there thousands of years ago, in actual strata of animal types. You don't see that every day.
Die Entscheidung fiel erst mit dem letzten Voting: Sowohl Michele Imberti, der für Schweden antrat und „Ashes to Ashes“ gesungen hatte, als auch Mirko Buljan (Foto, Foto Jonathan Brincat), der als Vertreter des EC Germany seine deutsche Version von „You Let Me Walk Alone“ mit dem Titel „Brüder“ vorgetragen hatte, hatten zu diesem Zeitpunkt 52 Punkte.
Dann betrat Sebastian Calleja, der Sieger des Wettbewerbs 2016, die Bühne des AX Seashells Resort at Suncrest auf Malta und verlas die Punkte der internationalen Jury. Konkret waren es 283 internationale Zuschauer, die die Show per Facebook-Stream verfolgt und online abgestimmt hatten. Sie gaben Schweden sechs und Deutschland zehn Punkte. Damit war der Sieg von Mirko Buljan besiegelt.
I love old European cities. They really transport you back in time. #valetta is one of the most charming. I should probably be wearing a nice suit for this pic but I’m somewhat of a #minimalist and like to travel fast and light. But if there’s a #stylist out there who can assist I’ll gladly throw it on ☺️. Ok back to reading the news... apparently a beautiful ship has docked in the harbour and there’s a cat epidemic...