Streets in Valletta

photo by Anne Pflug
A typical street in Valletta

There are three qualities to the streets in Valletta.  They are narrow.  They are extremely hilly and they are surrounded by balconies. Notice that the balconies come in several styles. The closed ones are usually wood, painted in a variety of colors.  the open one are metal and they display a variety of designs. The two balconies seen on the left are excellent examples of this variety. One is curved with a very delicate and lacy design; the other is angular and somewhat geometric.  Traveling around Malta would give one many examples of these two styles. One thing they have in common; they are all beautiful!

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Narrow Streets in Mdina

photo by Anne Pflug
Narrow Streets and Thick Walls
photo by Anne Pflug
Many streets are no wider than this one.

Although not all the streets in Mdina are this narrow, the majority are. Cars are pretty small in Malta but even so, it’s not easy to drive through here.


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