Valletta Malta

Malta

The light was amazing the morning we arrived in Malta.  The clouds rolled in and threatened storms which eventually arrived, but didn’t prevent my photographing this spectacular city.

The Upper Barrakka Gardens are situated near Castille Place and possess unsurpassed views across the Grand Harbour over to the Three Cities.  Of special interest are the bronze group, known as ‘Les Gavroches’ (street urchins), by an early 20th century Maltese sculptor. Depicting three children hurrying forward, the idea behind this statue was the extreme hardship faced at the turn of the 20th century.

Lighthouse in My Backyard

 

The Casa de Santa Maria, paired with the Santa Marta Lighthouse, was constructed in 1902 in Cascais, the cosmopolitan suburb of Lisbon.  I loved exploring this former Portuguese fishing village.  Charm and history were evident around every corner and hidden alleyways. A resort preserved  to explore and photograph.
The Casa de Santa Maria, paired with the Santa Marta Lighthouse, was constructed in 1902 in Cascais, the cosmopolitan suburb of Lisbon. I loved exploring and photographing this former Portuguese fishing village. Charm and history were evident around every corner and tucked away in hidden alleyways. It’s a resort that stood the test of time and was destined to be preserved in photographs.

Lisbon Rooftops

A little texture blending on this image captured during a sight-seeing excursion above the roof-tops of Lisbon, Portugal.

Pomegranates

The charm of the European port city of Civitavecchia (Northwest of Rome) is best experienced in its street markets. The fruit, vegetables, fish and the vendors themselves could have been in the same stalls, generations before. The name Civitavecchia means "ancient town". Listen to its history; see and feel its essence in its street markets.

Eye of the Ferris Wheel

This Ferris Wheel is located on Plymouth Hoe, referred to locally as the Hoe, a large ocean facing public park in the English coastal city of Plymouth.