View from Mdina

photo by Anne Pflug
View from Mdina

Mdina, the first capital of Malta, was built on a hill overlooking the countryside in the center of the island.  The bastions, which  surround the city, are perfect for protection in those times when invaders were trying to conquer Malta.  The solid high walls and locked gates were the major protection in Medieval times and the bastions enhanced this security. It is obvious that anyone on ‘guard duty’ on these bastions would be alerted to an oncoming attack.    This peaceful countryside may have been witness to many battles long ago.

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Author: Anne Pflug

I presently live in Venice Florida but was born on the island of Malta. I have relatives there and visit quite often. I am in the process of writing a travelogue and memoir about my visits and memories of Malta. I would like to use my blog to show the many photos I have taken and the beautiful sights that I have seen in Malta.

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