10 February 2014

A bit of a mix .....

First of all its our gorgeous great granddaughter Alivia's 2nd birthday, she has come on so much the past couple months. I could not believe the difference in her when I went this week. Just since December she is now chattering on and runs about everywhere. She is adorable. They had a party at their house but I couldn't get there as on nights so that's why I went on Thursday. Just look at the delight on her face when she sees Minnie Mouse arriving at her house. I wish I could have seen that.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY  darling Alivia....
                            Now some other photo's from Malta. Hope you like seeing them.

                                     We wondered why on most churches and buildings there was two clocks and a local told us why..  One gives the correct time  for worshippers and the other gives the wrong time  to confuse the devil.


                                                   Loved this bus ...


                                  Malta was very heavily bombed during the war and suffered greatly. They have many monuments honouring the fallen and they are looked after and tended well.




                            More of the lovely close together buildings. We loved the old buildings...


                               As well as the beautiful Mdena glass that Malta is famous for they are also famous for the beautiful silver filigree jewellery, its stunning and we looked for ages at it. Yes Barrie did get me a bracelet for my birthday at the end of the month but it has gone to the birthday fairy so I don't get it yet.
                           Again on every corner.






I told you about Nosta Dome where the bomb went through the dome and didn't explode. The beautiful cathedral in Valletta wasn't so lucky. many hundreds used to shelter beneath the building and it was bombed heavily  killing so many.
We were looking around the cathedral and being very quiet so as not to disturb when a old gentleman approached us. He told us about the bombing and then took us on a tour of the building. Round the back he showed us pictures of the devastation caused by the bombing. He was so very proud of the cathedral and its history and rightly so.





                            Outside later we saw the building with the start of a lovely sun set lighting it up.




                 While we were there we found the most delightful restaurant were the food was wonderful. The decor delightful and the owners so welcoming.





                                          This must be the tiniest chapel and so serene.
                     More in the restaurant
                                                  Cheers..
                                    On the way home a sunset to guide us..

                                 Hoped you liked seeing more of Malta..
                                                     Hugs to all....

23 comments:

The Florida Furkids said...

Great photos!! Malta looks beautiful!!

The Florida Furkids

Sparkle said...

My human always is so sad when she hears of beautiful old places being bombed in the war. She is glad so much beauty still stands in Malta.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

It's so nice to see Alivia doing so well!

Malta looks like a wonderful place to visit. Maybe one day...

san said...

It is very peaceful and we think if our human was not so afraid of flying, she would enjoy going there. We also noticed that there were not many people in the streets in the pictures and we wondered why that is. Alivia is very cute and charming.

Writing for Pleasure said...

Never been to Malta, it looks great. most interesting post.
Take care both of you.

Yvonne

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwwww! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to gorgeous little Alivia!! She's beautiful!

And look at Malta! WOW!! What a stunning place!! Aww Carol and Barrie - so lovely to see both enjoying such a fabulous historical and gorgeous place. Wow!!

Take care
x

Marg said...

We are so so glad that Alivia is doing so well. That is very exciting.Those pictures are just wonderful.Have yourselves a wonderful day.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Little Alivia i just DARLING.
What a BEAUTIFUL Vacation you had. WE are fascinated by the narrow streets and the BEAUTIFUL churches.

Bellen said...

Wonderful pictures. Your holiday photos always make me want to visit the places you go to.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Carol, happy belated to your granddaughter and thanx again for sharing the pictures and the history of this beautiful city....I wouldn't mind having those lions in my yard !!! and funny about the two clocks !!!

Brian said...

Y'all sure had a grand time! That sweet Alivia always makes us smile!

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Happy Birthday Alivia!

Flynn said...

The photos are beautiful. Happy Birthday to Alivia.

katsrus said...

Alivia looks so happy. Little sweetheart. Looks so beautiful there. Love seeing photos of your travels.
Sue B

Jans Funny Farm said...

Alivia is two already? So glad she is doing so well. You must have had a fun visit with her.

Thanks for sharing the photos of Malta.

BeadedTail said...

The architecture is so beautiful! We learned lots about Malta too so thanks! We love your necklace! :) Happy Birthday to Alivia!

The Cat From Hell said...

Your shots are soo cool! (Malta is on Mommy's bucket list)
Thanks for sharing!
Kisses
Nellie

Madi and Mom said...

Carol what a precious great granddaugter...I love the expression on her face.

You my friend could be a travel guide photographer!! Well done
Hugs Madi and Cecilia

Terri said...

I love seeing travel pictures from vacations and holidays. My body doesn't like to travel so I don't go far. Sounds like you two had a wonderful time :)

meowmeowmans said...

Your Malta pictures are so wonderful. That story about the bomb going through the dome but not exploding is amazing!

Happy birthday to dear, sweet Alivia!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

After all she has been through in her life, it is wonderful to see Alivia thriving!

Your photos have awakened an interest in Malta. What incredible architecture and history.

Kari said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you Angel Jasper and your mum and dad too.
We love you very much. You will always be our special valentine
sweetheart. Missing you much and holding you in our hearts always.
Your loving friends, Kari, Gran, and
all of us cats.

magscorner said...

What an adorable little girl. All these pictures are wonderful Carol. I really like the ones of you two with the lions. Hugs