Check out my landscape photography Malta gallery alongside other landscape photographs from Scotland, Ireland and Italy.
I wanted to go on a photographic journey this year. A journey to an exotic destination. I ended up choosing a beautiful place to enhance my portfolio of landscape photography - Malta.
I Malta's an awesome place to visit. Period. The whole place is the size of a medium sized town in the UK, you can travel the whole island by bus in about an hour an a half with traffic. But let the size of this amazing country not fool you - it's an excellent destination.
I decided to book a holiday in Malta because I love scenery and architecture. And because I love The Game of Thrones, which was partially filmed over there. If the scenery was good enough for HBO, it was bound to be good enough for me.
I landed in the Luqa Airport about 10pm. When the doors opened my first though was 'woah, it's warm'. It was warmer at night than anywhere in the UK throughout the day. Good thing I packed loads of sun screen.
My first destination in Malta was the capital city, Valletta. It welcomed me with a row of shops, a mixture of British designer stores and local shops.
But it wasn't what I ventured for into Valletta. I wanted to find some sort of tourist information point, get a map, work out how to get around the place. Unfortunately, no such luck. It took me a greater part of the hour to find the tourist office to start with, just to be welcomed by a few leaflets and the receptionist browsing Facebook. Google's your friend after all. One thing that definitely welcomed me to Valletta were the crowds of tourists, a never-ending stream of people walking up and down the main street.
By the end of the day I stumbled upon a wedding in Valletta. The wedding was taking place in the Upper Barrakka Gardens, one of the most premium spots in the whole of Malta, overlooking the Maltese Grand Harbour. The canons were fired multiple times to salute the bride and groom and soon the celebrations kicked off. It looked absolutely fantastic.
One of my favourite places to visit in Malta was the Azure Window. I arrived in Gozo around lunchtime to explore a little bit. After visiting a few cities and walking for a few hours I finally found the bus which took me to the very place. I had to wait 4 hours until the sun started to set, but I wasn't alone in my endeavour. There were many tourists waiting for the sunset with me. There was even an Italian couple which I got chatting to. Stefano was asking me for camera tips. Definitely a place worth visiting.
One of the most beautiful, in my opinion, areas in Malta are Isla and Birgu. They are part of the area called the Three Cities which lay across the Grand Harbour from Valletta. Everything looks like it was taken out of a movie. I stood on a foot-long ledge for about 20 minutes trying to get my shot. The ledge was next to a 20 metre drop. A bunch of German tourists though I'm absolutely insane, but I didn't fall, therefore the photograph was worth it.
All in all, place is worth a visit.
In the meantime, check out my landscape photography Malta gallery alongside other landscape photographs from Scotland, Ireland and Italy.
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