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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS! => My Holiday Trip => Topic started by: georgswa (Georg Ruf) on June 22, 2009, 12:33:02 PM

Title: Malta 2009
Post by: georgswa (Georg Ruf) on June 22, 2009, 12:33:02 PM
For those that wonder where Malta is located, its an island between Sicily and Tunesia

The country is part of the European Community and has also the Euro.

The maltes language is a mixture of arab an italian but most speak english thanks to the english colonial time until the early 60.....

We stayed only 10 days and had very hot weather for our climate.

Malta and Gozo form the republic

Malta has a very dense population that compares the our Ruhrgebiet which is highly populated.  On the south east coast is conglomarate of cities that connect to one large built up of towns reaching all along the coast from South to North.

Malta has a very long history and was attacked by many including the Turks, Germans, French with Napoleon and taken as colony by Britain.

The Order of St John plays a big role in middle age and is supported by the knights of the order St John, from many european countries. Valletta the capital looks like a huge fortress still today. The grand harbour played a strategical role in world war II

I will show a film of the harbour in the coming days.

I start my films with the last night in Spinola Bay where we stayed, a concert-serenade, listen to a lovely young lady voice performing in open air, harbour Spinola Bay

http://georgswa.ning.com/video/malta-last-night-serenade

The eldest stone structure in the world is found on Gozo island, 6000 years old !!!!
Even older then Stone Henge

http://georgswa.ning.com/video/malta-temple


Just a short cat film.....
http://georgswa.ning.com/video/katze-1

More films and pictures will follow in due course as i finish them


 
Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: Diana Rudd (Boehme) on June 22, 2009, 03:09:57 PM
So is this where you've been hiding.    Boobs   3d smiles(281)
Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: georgswa (Georg Ruf) on June 26, 2009, 06:01:16 PM
3 more films from Malta

1) Valetta the capital and the grand harbour, town was built by the knights-Order of St John

http://georgswa.ning.com/video/valetta-1


2) St John Cathedral inside views, also built by the knights
http://georgswa.ning.com/video/st-john-cathedral


3) Marsasxlokk-Romantic Fishing Village on the south coast
http://georgswa.ning.com/video/marsaxlokk-malta-fishing-1
Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: SandyB on June 26, 2009, 09:07:48 PM
Two of my  friends  were going to settle in Malta a few years back .. loved the place ,,  could not get through all the red  tape  but went back for  a few more holidays ..
Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: georgswa (Georg Ruf) on June 26, 2009, 09:23:26 PM
@ Sandy

Yes i guess a nice place to live.

I would certainly explore all the old sites - Temples.

 
Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: georgswa (Georg Ruf) on June 27, 2009, 05:16:00 PM

Mdina

The quiet town, settlement known since 4000 years, see the beautiful architecture and stroll with me through the narrow trafficless street

http://georgswa.ning.com/video/mdina-narrate
Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: georgswa (Georg Ruf) on June 29, 2009, 04:33:04 PM
Balcony collection SlideShow

http://georgswa.ning.com/video/balkon-balconymalta
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Malta balcony

Typical design derived from arabic and spanish designs
(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z249/georgswa/IMGP6729-red.jpg)




Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: Michael Alexander on June 29, 2009, 04:57:43 PM
Quite a few Masonic links to the island...... via Templar Knights

Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: georgswa (Georg Ruf) on June 29, 2009, 05:39:27 PM
The Knights of the Order St John are omnipresent on Malta

I say hallo to one, he had a tinny voice LOL

Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: Michael Alexander on June 29, 2009, 05:48:52 PM
Er.... Georg, without being rude, on the top image, which one is you.... the guy with the shield?

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Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: georgswa (Georg Ruf) on June 29, 2009, 05:50:34 PM
He he he and the tinny voice i guess LOL

 Up-out
Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: Michael Alexander on June 29, 2009, 05:57:05 PM
Bottom pic, notice the different type of nights..... do you know the difference...?

Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: georgswa (Georg Ruf) on June 29, 2009, 06:09:21 PM
No Mike i dont

I only know they come from different countries, as far as i know 9

In the Cathedral of St John in Valetta, different chapels are dedicated to the different countries, Germany was also included. To really go in to history, one needs lots of time, after all, there is 6000 Years of history shown...
Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: Michael Alexander on June 29, 2009, 06:51:52 PM
The guys in the red tunic's are not fighting nights... but medical guys... for looking after the sick and wounded, hence having no swords. on them...
Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: SandyB on June 29, 2009, 10:10:12 PM
Watched the videos Georg ,, nice  an addition to the 2 hour slide show  we had after a  heavy sunday lunch when David  and Robert got back from theor first trip ..
Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: georgswa (Georg Ruf) on June 30, 2009, 07:16:37 AM
Red tunic fighting knight
Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: georgswa (Georg Ruf) on July 11, 2009, 04:42:13 PM
Some unique Designs on Malta

1) Doors

http://georgswa.ning.com/video/doors-tueren-on-malta

2) Balconies
http://georgswa.ning.com/video/balkon-balconymalta

3) Busses some real old Timers still operating
http://georgswa.ning.com/video/2671287:Video:4982

Visit to Gozo, Blue Grotto and Azur Window
http://georgswa.ning.com/video/azur-window
Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: SandyB on July 11, 2009, 06:21:14 PM
The doors and balconies .. stunning .. though  some of the enclosed balconies look a bit   dodgy ...
Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: georgswa (Georg Ruf) on July 11, 2009, 06:28:08 PM
Thanks Sandy for viewing

Look at the Busses Too.......
Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: SandyB on July 11, 2009, 08:08:50 PM
Did  so .. reminds meof  some of the old american made  Indian  busses we had on the mines ...
Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: georgswa (Georg Ruf) on July 12, 2009, 10:22:04 PM
Smiling Maltese Horse

(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z249/georgswa/AufgenommenesEinzelbildFrame5.jpg)

Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: georgswa (Georg Ruf) on July 12, 2009, 10:23:29 PM
The Horse needs some Teeth brushing .....

Bertie, you have yourself a Job here Lol
Title: Re: Malta 2009
Post by: georgswa (Georg Ruf) on August 04, 2009, 12:18:48 PM
Malta Grand harbour in Valletta

Many Brits will know that

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGTwv0vvVMc