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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IL FORTIZZA

Il Fortizza, the Fort, is a restaurant we visited frequently.

This restaurant, in Sliema, is located across the street from our hotel. It was originally a Fort, one of  many in Malta.  Notice the original moat. One can see the pool in the back.  It belonged to our hotel and we used it often.  As you can see, the ‘beach’ is very rocky so the pool was always our first preference and since it was filled with sea water, we could enjoy swimming in the Mediterranean without slipping on the rocks.

 

 

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Sliema, Malta

photo by Anne Pflug
The view from Sliema’s Promenade. Notice the “modern” buildings as well as construction cranes creating more of them.

This view of Malta is very different from most of the views you will see when in Malta. This is an area dedicated, it seems, solely for tourists. Once in a while, you might see an older building but mostly, older buildings are being demolished to create high rise condos for the tourist trade. This is not the Malta I remember, living here as a child.

 

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