For this week’s CB&W Challenge I’m back in the medieval walled city of Mdina.

Whilst its history can be traced back 4,000 years, most of what you see today dates from the 16th century

There is a surprise around every corner: sometimes a Cathedral,  a Carmelite Priory,  a Grand Palazzo, an ice-cream parlour.

This time it was a small square with a beautiful house in the corner, a well in the middle, a tree and some washing drying on a roof.

Let’s have a wander around the Piazza while there’s nobody else around.

A Piazza in Mdina Silent City in Malta monochrome Black&white challenge

A Piazza in Mdina ©HelenBushe


A Corner of the Piazza in Mdina Malta Silent City monochrome Black&white Challenge

A Corner of the Piazza ©Helenbushe


A Tree in the Piazza Mdina Malta Silent City Monochrome Black&White Challenge

A Tree in the Piazza ©HelenBushe

Let’s retrace our steps now back to the ice-cream parlour. I’m going to have a tub with one scoop of mango and one scoop of ginger and a chocolate flake – a combination I can highly recommend. They have every flavour you can think of. What would you choose?

CB&W Photo Challenge: Buildings


Manja Mexi Movie · 10 June 2017 at 22:32

Mmmmango! I always choose it if there is, and it goes with dark chocolate great indeed. The ginger I leave to you, and have walnut, for example. Or raspberry.

    HMB · 11 June 2017 at 07:19

kutukamus · 10 June 2017 at 16:25

Now that’s quite some place for drying up wet clothes 🙂

    HMB · 10 June 2017 at 17:32

paulfraser11 · 9 June 2017 at 18:57

Super images Helen, I just love the idea of the ice-cream parlour at the end :))

    HMB · 10 June 2017 at 17:25

    Thanks Paul

Cee Neuner · 9 June 2017 at 18:28

Great treatment on these old buildings. Thanks Helen. 😀

    HMB · 10 June 2017 at 17:26

    Thanks Cee. It was your challenge that got me trying them in monochrome. I had fun with the processing

Laurie Graves · 9 June 2017 at 13:42

Wonderful and moody.

    HMB · 10 June 2017 at 17:27

    Only in monochrome! It was a bright and cheeerful scene in colour!

      Laurie Graves · 12 June 2017 at 13:57

      Funny, isn’t it, how color changes everything.

hbs1991 · 9 June 2017 at 12:15

Wonderful Helen!! I was amazed, when I first saw the pictures I thought, WOW Helen does charcoal drawing too! How did you get this type of black and white photography? I really must get into these photo challenges. Love this form of photography, 🙂

    HMB · 10 June 2017 at 18:27

    Thank you Mitchell. If it hadn’t have been for the Black&White Challenge: Buildings, I’d never have processed these in monochrome as they were so colourful in their “natural state” . I’ll PM you on Facebook about the processing.

bushboy · 9 June 2017 at 12:00

Love the use of white Helen 🙂

    HMB · 9 June 2017 at 12:05

    Thank you.

    HMB · 10 June 2017 at 17:25


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