Old Tiles

 

photo by Anne Pflug
Really old tiles still look great today.

In the living room of my home in Tarxien, we saw beautiful tiles that had been installed by my grandmother over 75 years ago.  They were still lustrous, shiny and in terrific shape.  I was surprised to see them, still looking great after all this time.

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Memories of a WW II Shelter

photo by Anne Pflug
My sister standing on the exact spot where she was born, down in a shelter during a bombing during WW II.

Across the street from our home (see previous blog) is a patched up area enclosing a World war II shelter.  This was the entrance to a catacomb-like construction, underground, with hollowed out rooms for the families to live in, during bombing.  My sister chose to be born on one of these occasions. It was eerie to come back, so many years later and still see the remnants of the shelter.

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My house in Malta

photo by Liza Burney
My sister and I standing in front of our house

While visiting in Tarxien, we had to go back to our home. We visited the lady of the house, whose mom purchased this beautiful house from our mom. The windows in back of us are of the living room.  On the other side of the door was our bedroom. As a child, I sat on the stoop many times while my nana taught me to crochet and knit.

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Another view of Sliema

photo by Anne Pflug
From the rooftop, Sliema looks just like any other tourist city.

Another view of Sliema, the tourist Mecca of Malta from the roof of our hotel.  You can see the Promenade, hugging the Mediterranean and the many buildings built to accommodate the tourists who flock to this beautiful place. In the background, one can see more cranes, building more high-rises in a never ending battle to encourage more visitors to this tiny island.

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A Maltese Balcony

photo by Anne Pflug
a Maltese Balcony

Wherever you look in Malta, you will see a variety of balconies.  Some are made of wood and usually enclosed (see the various street scenes) while others are created by combining designs made out of metal.  The Maltese love to spend part of their day sitting in their balconies.  They enjoy the fresh air and seeing the activities outside their home. And, there is usually a cat or a dog enjoying the outside with them.

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