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This blog is dedicated to Malta - my island home. My aim is not to bore you with history but to share my thoughts and a few facts together with a photo or two. For a more in -depth background of the island please go here. The purpose of this blog is not to point out the short-comings of the island. There are plenty that do that already. My wish is to show you the beauty of an island at the cross roads of the Mediterranean, a melting pot of history; a place where fact and fiction are sometimes fused to create unique myths and legends; a country that has been conquered so many times that our culture is a mish mesh of the lands that surround us and of lands far away. I confess that my greatest desire is to make you fall in love with this tiny enchanting island.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

St George’s Square

St  George’s square in Valletta (formerly know as the Main Guard) is one of the most important open spaces in the capital city. In the past the square was used for the changing of the guard parade. When this ceremony stopped taking place at the end of British rule in Malta, it was turned into a car park. It was difficult to appreciate the beauty of this square, flanked on one side by the Grand Master’s Palace (which now houses the Maltese Parliament), when it was full of cars. Thankfully, the square has been restored and now serves as an attraction in the heart of our capital city.  If it is splendid by day, by night it is quite magical, with a gorgeous water, music and light show which only serves to enhance the surrounding magnificent architecture.

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8 comments:

  1. My compliment for your blog and pictures included,I encourage you to photoblog

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    Greetings from Italy,

    Marlow

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  2. That looks lovely. Have they just finished it? When we were there in September I can't remember seeing it. There was a lot of scaffolding and renovation work going on around and in front of the Grand Master's Palace where the plaques commemorating Roosevelt and King George V1 letters during WW2.

    Must get back to Valletta soon, it's really beautiful. Brilliant photos.

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  3. The square looks beautiful at night with the fountains lit up and the reflections in the water.

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  4. Very impressive looking. I'm glad it has been restored; it is beautiful.

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  5. Hope it remains as lovely as it is now.

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  6. I'm excited to see the square now that it has changed- especially at night! It looks great they really did do a wonderful job. I agree with Zen, I only hope that it will stay as nice as it is now and that they will do a good job with upkeep to keep it that way.

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  7. I love the "colored" fountains.
    I know you follow my photoblog and I wanted to let you know that I have a new blog that features photos and videos of my hikes. If you'd like to check it out here is the link:

    http://scvhiker.blogspot.com/

    Kay

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