Thursday, September 02, 2010

While Waiting

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We waited for our companions on these steps - this is the entry to the cathedral tour. The exit would be at the facade. When things died down across the road we thought we'd stretch our legs and walk around a bit while Dave and Amanda were touring the cathedral.
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We walked a bit about 2 blocks or so. It was November 24 when we docked in Valletta; hence all the Christmas lighting/decor you would see on my images.
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And voila we reached Pjazza Regina.

Here's what's the website has to say about it: Situated on the main street of Malta's Capital City, this historic square is dominated by the statue of Queen Victoria and surrounded by the National Bibliotheca, the old Treasury of the Knights and the Grand Masters Palace.

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That imposing facade is the library - National Bibliotheca - which we didn't visit.

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And the reason why the library was ignored? Because we noted this storefront. They have the outdoor seating at the plaza.

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We bought some pastries to munch while walking. I have vague recollection of what exactly we purchased. I know that they were very tasty. My attention was more into the gorgeous interiors. I looked up and saw this.

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And this one too. And this was a cafe!!! I love Europe!

17 comments:

  1. I am inspired to visit Malta. Lovely shot of the ceiling detail :)

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  2. I seldom visit your blog, Photo Cache, but when I do, I never fail to enjoy your travel photos! Thanks for being an inspiration! Keep blogging!

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  3. After reading SAVO's comment, Maria, I think you need to be getting touring-agent commissions everywhere you go!

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  4. the al fresco cafe is calling my name!:p and yes, the ceiling is beautiful! i like the architecture, too.

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  5. the imposing facade of the library is really nice. i can spend like 5hours reading a book there.

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  6. i thought only churches have these kind of designs. i hope libraries here in the Philippines will look like that i will no longer leave the place hehehe.

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  7. Beautiful buildings and great interiors!

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  8. makes me wish i was born rich. i'd want those ceilings in my house!!!

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  9. Now that I am abroad I start to miss those European treasures :-(

    Great buildings and architecture... well captured.

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  10. All so beautiful! The chandelier seems to be of Murano.

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  11. The architecture is magnificent and it's fantastic that the interiors live up to them — absolutely stunning!

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  12. I second the motion to loving Europe - that is, for it's architecture.

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  13. me too! what's it about europe that's just fascinating? ^0^
    love the chandelier btw.

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  14. Very interresting stroll, as if I'm with you there !

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  15. Beautiful! It's great being surrounded by all these lovely things. Do you like Italian?

    Have a great Monday!

    Many thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again tomorrow!

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  16. who wouldn't love europe? i just wish I can afford visiting that place too.. hihi

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  17. I have just been catching up on your posts on this blog and I enjoyed your great shots from Malta so much. What a wonderful part of the world both in terms of natural beauty and also the great architecture.

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