The 16th Century fortified city of Valletta has some very steep streets….

…..which can seem even steeper in the middle of the day in the Mediterranean sunshine!

Many are too steep and narrow for cars:


Malta steep streets Valletta 16th century

Onwards and Upwards ©HelenBushe


Steep street Valletta Malta 16th century which way

Upwards Again ©HelenBushe


This one is really wide by 16th century building standards:

Steep street Valletta Malta 16th century which way

Warning: Skidding Cars ©HelenBushe


Most are one-way, for obvious reasons:

Steep street road cars skid Valletta malta which way 16th century

Skid Row ©HelenBushe


Dutch Goes the Photos’ Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is “Streets” and can be found here.

For more ups, downs and roundabouts and so much more, why not head over to Cee’s Which Way Challenge.


Laurie Graves · 31 May 2017 at 13:52

Steep and narrow doesn’t begin to describe it. Phew!

paulfraser11 · 30 May 2017 at 22:13

Wow! These are incredible, Helen. ‘Skid Row’ looks a real challenge. The steps remain me very much of Edinburgh and their steps off the Royal Mile 🙂

    HMB · 30 May 2017 at 22:15

    You’re right it is like the steep “closes” off Royal Mile. Thanks for all your encouraging comments, Paul.

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