Saturday, 26 January 2008

In Malta: Mdina

Today I made a trip to Mdina in inland Malta. This was the former capital of Malta until the Knights of St. John constructed Valletta. It is a small walled city built on a hilltop, known as the silent city. This is the gate:

It consists of narrow stone streets with all the houses looking inwards, almost like a traditional Muslim town, where a grave like stillness remains.

From the top of the walls are views across Malta:

Here is the cathedral of St. Paul:

Tomorrow I shall talk about Valletta, the capital where I am staying.

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