Saturday, February 26, 2011


Malta is proving to be a safe haven for those fleeing Libya.  Malta is a beautiful little island north of Libya.  Centuries ago Malta was also a safe haven for the Saint John Hospitallers now known as the Knights Hospitallers of the Order of Saint John, Knights of Malta.

A Mediterranean island all white and sunny ...... thank you Malta for allowing those Libyan planes to land therefore saving the people of Tripoli from bombs and/or gunfire.
I see a statue of Saint James and I cannot resist photographing it, his statue or a yellow arrow remind me that I am a pilgrim.
Maltese Cross in stone at a Valletta church.

Hal Tarxien: The Tarxien Temples
The different levels at the site are dated to about 3,100-2,500 BC and 5,500 BC
The reconstructed lower portion of the earth-mother-earth figure.  The original is in the museum in Valletta.
The Trilithon entrance to the temple, now entirely restored in concrete.
 Spirals on the stonework ....
A huge stone cut 'libation' bowl, these have been found at other megalithic sites such as Newgrange and Knowth in Ireland.

Valletta, Malta
Valletta is a pretty town to walk around with its golden stone brick buildings.

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