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
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
‘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!
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Green door, Kartong, The Gambia, West Africa © Helen Jones-Florio
Green door, Sliema, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio Crossing continents
We are still in
West Africa, and I see similarities every day in many of the doors and storefronts, here in the Gambia, of those that I see daily in Malta – the rich, and vibrant colours of beauty in decay…
#DisappearingMalta / #GambiaDoors / #StoriesBehindDoors
© Helen Jones-Florio
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Helen Jones-Florio, Valletta vintage storefront ©Jason Florio
Stormy Mediterranean Sea, Spinola Bay, Malta ©Jason Florio
Stormy Mediterranean Seas hit Malta
Stormy Mediterranean Sea, Spinola Bay, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio
Who Killed Daphne Caruana Galizia – memorial, Valletta, Malta © Jason Florio for Monocle Magazine.
‘The Paradigm Shift’ Monocle Magazine
After the killing of an investigative Maltese journalist, new torchbearers came forward to hold the government to account and battle corruption – words by Andrew Mueller / Images © Jason Florio for Monocle Magazine (print edition)
The Shift- co-founder, Caroline Muscat. image ©Jason Florio for Monocle Magazine
The Shift- co-founder, Jurgen Balzan. Image ©Jason Florio for Monocle Magazine
Old Bakery Street, with Maltese balconies, in Valletta, Europe’s capital of Culture 2018 – ©Jason Florio