Vintage storefronts, Valletta, Malta

Vintage Storefronts, Valletta, Malta – Universal Store © Helen Jones-Florio

A few of my all-time favourites, from almost four years of shooting doors and storefronts in Malta. As of June 2019, they are all still standing… so far.

Vintage Storefronts, Valletta, Malta – Paul’s Store © Helen Jones-Florio

#DisappearingMalta

vestiges of a small Mediterranean Island

To find my bearings, I walked… and I walked. It’s the only way that I know to get a real sense of any place I’ve ever landed in. So, leaving the vast concrete and glass apartment complex, perched on a peninsula, I turned down one narrow side-street after another – off the main drag of Sliema – and the true architectural beauty of Malta began to reveal itself… Helen Jones-Florio / Times of Malta

#DisappearingMalta – literally: ‘Canberra’ Vintage Storefront- is no longer there. Valletta © Helen Jones-Florio
#DisappearingMalta – literally: ‘Canberra’ Vintage Storefront- is no longer there. Valletta © Helen Jones-Florio
Disappearing Malta Series - 'Meme' vintage shop front, Valletta, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio
‘Meme’ vintage shop front, Valletta, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio
Mellow Yellow – Helen Jones-Florio, Valletta ©Jason Florio


O.K. … ‘Binett’s Library’ is not exactly in Valletta… but, look at what a beauty it is!

This thing I have for doors never seems to abate, wherever I find myself. For daily photo updates, follow me on Instagram @doors_facades_florio.

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Tuesday photos: ‘The Poetess’ at Valletta Film Festival 2018

The Poetess, Valletta Film Festival screening, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio
The Poetess, Valletta Film Festival screening, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio

 

The Poetess: ‘Hissa Hilal is the voice from behind the veil. Her word is her weapon. We’ll never see her face. Like the majority of Saudi women, Hissa is covered from head to toe. She is not allowed to drive a car. She doesn’t own a passport and requires consent from her husband for any sort of activity...’ Read more/see screening times at Valletta Film Festival.

The Poetess, Valletta Film Festival screening, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio
The Poetess, Valletta Film Festival screening, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio

 

’That idea, regarding Bedouin women, who were free! ’ Hissa Hilal

The Poetess, Valletta Film Festival screening, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio
The Poetess, Valletta Film Festival screening, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio

‘In our grandmothers’ times, there were tribes where women didn’t wear burqa!
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Travel: ‘Knight Town’ – Valletta, Malta – featured in Morning Calm/Korean Air

'Knight Town', Valletta, Malta - Images © Jason Florio for Morning Calm
Travel: ‘Knight Town’, Valletta – Images © Jason Florio for Morning Calm/Korean Air inflight magazine

 

Available now – a very enjoyable travel story that we worked on recently in Valletta, the enchanting ancient capital of Malta, for ‘Morning Calm’ (Korean Air’s in-flight Magazine) – page 20 onwards:Knights Town‘, words by Jamie Carter.

 

Valletta, as seen from Sliema, across the creek. Image © Helen Jones-Florio for Morning Calm
Valletta, as seen from Sliema, across the creek. Image © Helen Jones-Florio for Morning Calm  

 

See more about our travels on Instagram – Floriotravels

 

Helen & Jason - Brooklyn Bridge Park (Rose's birthday party)
Helen & Jason – Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY (image courtesy of Jennifer Hile)