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The Maltese Islands are made up of three major islands: Malta, Comino, and Gozo. Malta, the main island, is where the majority of a population of around 400,000 people live. Comino is a tiny island between Malta and Gozo, and is known for its world-class salt water lagoon. Gozo, the smaller of the two inhabited islands, has some of the best sights that the Maltese Islands have to offer. On my last trip to Malta, we spent a day on Gozo, exploring and discovering the best that this small island has to offer. Today, I share some of my favorite shots from our day in Gozo.
A photo of Comino, the island between Gozo and Malta, as seen on our ferry ride in the morning:
Our first stop on the island was the Azure Window, which is a large naturally-formed window in the sea:
The view from on top of the Azure Window:
Our second stop was the costal town of Xlendi, a town I definitely plan on returning to:
Our final stop was the old city of Victoria, the capital of Gozo:
And for the final shot, leaving on the ferry headed back to Malta – my first but definitely not last visit to Gozo!
When I visited Malta in 2010, I was only there for one week. This made for seeing a lot in a short amount of time and not always being able to appreciate things as much as I would have liked to. This summer I had a lot more time to explore and take photos than I did on my previous trip, especially in the city of Mosta, Nathalie’s hometown. I was able to spend many afternoons and evenings walking through the streets and allies taking photos of just about everything that captured my eye. There were so many aspects of Mosta that escaped me on my first visit.
Below are some amongst my favorite shots of Mosta. I hope that you will get a glimpse of the beauty of this quaint city through them.
Anyone who has visited Malta knows that this small island is renown for its glass blowing. Each glass blown object is truly a work of art, the creativity that goes into them limitless. During my last visit this summer, Nathalie and I spent quite a bit of time looking at all the different pieces of art at a glass blowing factory in Ta’ Qali, not far from Nathalie’s hometown. We were lucky enough to walk into the factory as a glassblower started to work on a gorgeous vase with a hollow middle. It was fascinating to watch how the glass is colored, stretched, shaped, and blown, as if it were merely a piece of bubblegum. The glassblowers were gracious enough to allow me to get as close as I wanted in order to capture the process. Below I share my favorite shots. If you ever pay Malta a visit, make sure to get one of these beautiful artifacts as a souvenir!
My wife and I went back to Malta this last May for our second wedding reception. It was great to celebrate our marriage with her extended family, and some of her closest friends from England and Norway, who made the trip down to be with us for a week. It was precious for her to have some quality time with them, and for me to meet people I had long heard about. We also got to meet little Ewan William Atkins, pictured below, one of the gentlest, sweetest, kindest little boy we’ve ever met. Naturally, I had to catch a few precious moments with little Ewan, and I share some of my favorites below. We hope to be able to spend more time with the Atkins family very soon!
Christoph, Caroline, and Ewan
A great picture of Christoph and Ewan
Caroline and Ewan
Ewan, my wife Nathalie, and Caroline walking up the streets of Mdina
“The best camera that you have is the one that you have with you.” (Chase Jarvis-an acclaimed commercial US photographer)
This last month, I was in Malta visiting my wife’s side of the family and celebrating our marriage once again with her family and close friends. On our days out, I shot thousands of photos of this island rich with history and culture. I often found myself literally getting lost for hours in the historical alleys and streets, and this time round we even made it to the sister island, Gozo, which has a charm of its own. I shot most of my photos with my Nikon D700, but I also enjoyed shooting a few pictures with my iPhone 4 using apps such as Instagram. I wanted to share the images shot with my iPhone to give you a preview of the beauty of Malta and Gozo as I begin to edit the best of the images I shot with my Nikon. Hope you can enjoy them!