Mdina by Night | Malta Travel Photographer

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


  1. Beatrix Strauss October 2, 2010 at 11:57 pm #

    Mdina is so gorgeous by night and you really captured that. Well Done – really beautiful photos. Def a city for romantics and philosphers :)

  2. Joshua October 3, 2010 at 5:23 am #

    Thanks Beatrix! It is such a gorgeous city at night I loved capturing it. I think I seriously want to retire in Mdina. :)

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