Tuesdays of Texture : Week 3

St Pauls Anglican Church, Malta

St Pauls Anglican Church, Malta

Bringing back memories of a family wedding in Malta last July, and the smoke of fireworks in the air over the cathedral.

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Today Was a Good Day

Today was a good day, cos I am nearly THREE years old

I woke up very early, and we were going to a very special party, a wedding party

with my Mom & Dad, my Nana, my sisters, aunts and uncles, and lots of other people

and we all got dressed up real nice, my sisters had matching dresses

and I had to wear a smart shirt and tie….but not for too long

as I never wore a tie before.

And my Aunty Erin wore a long white dress, and we were all waiting for her at the church,

and she was the last to get there

and I was worried that we might miss the party, cos after the church everyone

was kissing and hugging

and there were lots of photos and grown up drinks

and stuff like that

but we ran around and played with my uncles, and climbed and jumped

and then we went in a fast boat to the restaurant,

and at last

I got something to drink and my favourite food, besgetti and lots of tomato sauce

and I didn’t make too much of a mess

And then there were fireworks, and lots of smoke and noise

And tomorrow we are going swimming,

And soon it will be my birthday!

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge : Symbol

Malta is a small island in the Mediterranean, south of Sicily, and like its neighbour Italy, it is mainly Catholic, and the locals tell us that there are 365 churches on the island.    Everywhere you look there is a church or a dome of yet another church, and you can hear church bells morning and evening.

St Pauls Anglican Church

Church of St Pauls Shipwreck

The church above is dedicated to St Paul, who was shipwrecked in Malta, and is a symbol of the great devotion the people here have for St. Paul, with many churches and places dedicated to him.    This photo was taken at dusk, when there were fireworks over the church, you can see the smoke in the air.   Anyone who has visited Malta will be familiar with the fireworks and festas, which take place in some village or other every weekend, to celebrate their patron saint’s feast day.

When we were flying into Malta a few days’ previously, in the darkness there was a spectacular display of fireworks below us as we came in to land – I think they were put on to welcome us to Malta!!

Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea

Church of Our Lady of Liesse

My second church is another symbol of Malta, and Valletta, the Church of our Lady of Liesse, in the Grand Harbour.   It has a special meaning for us as my daughter got married there last week, so to us it will always be a symbol of love and happiness, and our whole family (usually scattered all over the world) were together in one place to celebrate.  One day we hope to go back there and remember that magic week.2015-07-01 18.46.50

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