There’s not much in the Mediterranean island of Malta which isn’t ablaze with colour.

This will show in all my next posts about the island.

But as this week’s CFF Challenge is “All in One Colour”, here’s a few (fairly) monochromatic  iPhone shots from our trip there.

We only got back last night, so the camera memory cards have yet to be downloaded.  Looking through all those pictures will be a job-and-a-half. I’m dying to start on that tomorrow!


A Door in Birgu:

Heaven's Door ilBirgu three Cities Malta valletta monochrome

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door ©HelenBushe


Another door in Birgu:

Monochrome House Birgu Valletta Malta

Monochrome in Birgu ©HelenBushe


Earthenware vessels in a Carmelite Priory in Mdina, the Silent City:

Earthenware Pitchers Carmelite Monastery Priory Mdina Malta Silent City

Earthenware Pitchers ©HelenBushe


Yet another door, this time in Valletta:

House in Valletta monochrome Birgu valletta

House in Valletta ©HelenBushe


And some of the colour that surrounded us all week:

Marsamxett Harbour valletta Malta blue sea sky bridge Fort St Elmo

Blue on Blue: Looking Towards Fort St Elmo ©Helen Bushe

We only got back yesterday and I am so missing the Mediterranean sunshine!

Why not head over to Cee’s Challenge to see more from our fellow bloggers:


paulfraser11 · 23 May 2017 at 21:12

Super pictures Helen

Arkenaten · 21 May 2017 at 21:31

Nice! My father was stationed there for a short period in the early 60s’ when he was in the RAF. He loved it.

    HMB · 21 May 2017 at 22:05

    Snap! My father was there when he was in the RAF during WW2.

      Arkenaten · 21 May 2017 at 22:13

      I guess because of its strategic position it was where a great many servicemen.
      Snap, indeed!
      Where else was your dad stationed?
      We were in Germany for a while one of my brothers was born there. I forget which base.
      We were also at RAF Wyton, Cosford, St. Athans,(South Wales) and finall,y RAF Sealand ( we lived in Chester by then) where he finished his career.

        HMB · 21 May 2017 at 22:26

        My father was in North Africa, Italy, Sicily, France and I’m sure he used to talk of other places. He joined up as soon as he could in 1939 and was a leading aircraftsman who worked on repairing planes. How I wish I had told him how proud I am of him. He died when he was ninety. As a student in the late 60s I was so fashionably anti- military! Only now do I realise how my freedom is because of his generation. You’ve certainly seen the world!

          Arkenaten · 21 May 2017 at 22:34

          Well, I was a tot, so I remember little, until around St Athans in South Wales.
          Dad missed out on the war. He was born in ’34. He just celebrated his 83rd last week.
          You’re right … we owe them so much. So very, very much.

          So you were a hippy? 🙂

          Go on … you can tell me … flowers in your hair, Scott Mackenzie?

          HMB · 21 May 2017 at 22:43

          A part-time hippy. Went down to Carnaby Street to buy some gear. Walked around barefoot in Glasgow with bell, flowers, etc . Occasionally visited communes but Monday to Friday worked hard at teacher training as I wanted a job with holidays long enough to bum around Europe like a part-time hippy. Happy days. Scott Mackenzie, Leonard Cohen, Incredible String Band -music I still love. Wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

          Arkenaten · 21 May 2017 at 22:51

          I knew it! *Smile* .
          Good for you.
          I first encountered Cohen’s music while on a student exchange in France in ’71.
          Aaah … those long summers.
          Are we about to get mugged down Memory Lane?

          HMB · 21 May 2017 at 23:02

          Aye Swinging Sixties used to be my era. Now it’s my age

elleturner4 · 21 May 2017 at 07:06

Great photos – I particularly like the earthenware pots.

    HMB · 21 May 2017 at 07:24

    Thanks Liz. There were lots of photo opportunities in the old Priory, and a very nice caretaker let us wander around freely. When others wanted to do same he told them we were on a private visit. (He has friends in Glasgow so liked my Glaswegian accent I think!)

Cee Neuner · 20 May 2017 at 21:49

Helen, your photos for this week’s all one color challenge are fabulous. 😀

    HMB · 20 May 2017 at 21:50

    Thanks Cee.

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