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Putting Malta in the Limelight: Valletta's Manoel Theatre

From the outside, Malta’s Manoel Theatre is handsome, but unassuming. Step through its main entrance and into the theater though, and the 285-year-old Valletta structure is dazzling – bringing to mind a gilded jewelry box or a terraced wedding cake. 1,074 more words

Travel

Someone Said Donald Trump Belongs to the Knights of Malta… What’s That?

I just heard a caller to a San Francisco radio station (KGO) say that Donald Trump was a member of the Knights of Malta. Sounds like Freemasonry or an ancient fraternity left over from the Christian Crusades. 690 more words

Medieval History

Street Art in St Ursula Street Valletta

Saw this on the wall of one of the buildings in St Ursula Street, Valletta, Malta.

St Ursula Street – Triq Sant’ Orsla for those of you who speak Maltese :) – is a narrow street with blocks of flats, running lenghtwise on the peninsula towards Fort St Elmo, and terminating in a row of steps at the opposite end leading up towards to the Upper Barrakka Gardens and the… 189 more words

Places

The Great Siege: Malta 1565

I’m sitting on a rooftop terrace in Valletta, the town founded by and named after Jean Parisot de la Valette, Grand Master of the Knights of St John some 500 years ago. 1,435 more words

History

Marvellous Malta

Our week in Malta is almost at an end. Tomorrow we fly home – probably to grey skies and rain – and normality will resume. We’ve been ‘out and about’ every day and taken hundreds of photos of a variety of sites on both Malta and Gozo. 1,061 more words

Travel And History

The Knights of St John in Malta : The Siege of Malta 1565

          

It was Friday the 18th of May 1565, when the watchmen on St Angelo and St Elmo sighted the Turkish fleet approaching the Maltese Islands. As soon as it was seen the pre-arranged… 669 more words

History