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The Streets of Valletta, Malta

The capital city of Malta is lovely for strolling.

Valletta is so compact. You can’t get lost. You just walk until you can’t anymore, until you hit the water and have to turn left or right.

It was my first time in Malta; Valletta was new and fresh, yet still felt familiar — and welcoming and safe.

View of Valletta

Waterfront view

As I mentioned in my recent posts, I love the worn facades and colored doors in Valletta and Vittoriosa. And while there is so much more to Malta than I was able to see — resort towns, walled cities, grand cathedrals, lots and lots of churches — I was drawn to Valletta’s most accessible and visible bits: narrow and sloped streets, bright blue and green doors, old letterboxes, and red British post boxes throughout the old town.

Post box in Valletta

Red pillar post box

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Street in Valletta

Street and cars

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Old facade in the old town

Old facade in the old town

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alley curve

An alley, winding left

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Sloped street in the old town

Sloped street in the old town

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Storefronts in Valletta

Old storefronts

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Open green door

Open green door

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A pair of powder-framed doors

Powder-framed doors

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A pair of doors in Valletta

A pair of brown doors

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Along the water

Along the water

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A street intersection

A street intersection

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A narrow alley

A narrow alley

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Old green door in Valletta

Old green door

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Letterbox on an old green door

Letterbox on an old green door

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Bonheur Guesthouse

Bonheur Guesthouse

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Letterbox on a door in Valletta

Letterbox on a green door

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Series of doors in Valletta

Series of doors in the old town

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Blue door in Valletta

Blue door

Photographs taken with a Canon G11 and iPhone 5s.

16 Comments

  1. says

    It is a very beautiful and useful article and thank you for posting it.
    I plan to visit Malta in a few months. Looking these beautiful pictures, I hope Ι will be able to go. It will be great! ✿

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  2. I visited Malta when I was a child and remember how beautiful it was. I don’t think I have ever seen the ocean show off a more beautiful shade of blue since then. Thanks for bringing back lovely memories!

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  3. As always you capture the soul of the place you visit, even for a short time. Although the colors of Malta are very Mediterranean, the winding streets, the closed shutters and the compact cars in Valletta take me to my native France. With a small pang of nostalgia and irresistible desire to be there. Thank you for the virtual trip.

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  4. I was lucky enough to live for a couple of years in Mosta back in the late 1970s so these three posts have made me feel so nostalgic. I can almost smell the sandstone – thanks for the lovely reminders.

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  5. Great series of shots ~ the first three are of such different composition, perspective and fit so well together. The fish-eye shot being my favorite, as it contrasts my ‘other favorite’ of the sea view shot so well. Another location to put on my growing list. Cheers!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this great gallery of photos. I feel like I’ve visited with you. A montage of the doorways would make a great poster.

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