This is my sixth and final post about Malta, and my second post on the enchanting, former capital city Mdina. I figured I would start and end my posts with my favorite city in Malta. Nathalie and I are currently saving towards a million dollars to buy one of Mdina’s gorgeous antique houses. It’ll take a while, but alas, these houses do not appear on the market all that very often.
Here is how I previously described Mdina:
“Mdina is a labyrinth of alleys and piazzas, perched on a hill with a spectacular view of the eastern half of the country. It is called the “Silent City,” as only residents are allowed to drive their cars in. Mdina hosted many who passed through the Maltese islands, as did the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Apostle Paul, the Normans, and the Order of Knights of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, amongst others.” (The first post can be read here.)
So here is my second set of photos of Mdina, taken my last night in Malta just as the sun was setting. After visiting Mdina on my second day in Malta, during the day, I insisted with Nathalie that I wanted to go back and shoot Mdina at night. While night photography can be challenging, I love what can be captured with long exposures and a bit of creativity. The results that I got were stunning, and what I am sharing with you are some of my favorites.
A horse-drawn carriage
Many of Mdina’s corners are adorned with these lovely lanterns
The view of Mosta, Nathalie hometown, from Mdina’s fortified wall
Mdina’s houses at night
St. Paul’s Cathedral
A bustling cafe in one of the city’s gorgeous piazzas
Mdina’s front gate