Postcards from a small island – Malta. Images ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

      A very enjoyable travel story that we worked on, in Valletta, the enchanting ancient capital of Malta – and also the European Capital of Culture 2018 – for ‘Morning Calm’ (Korean Air’s in-flight Magazine).       What a revelation, on our Malta walks, to find so much nature, and tranquility, particularly after havingContinue reading “Postcards from a small island – Malta. Images ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio”

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Doors and Facades – Malta

In traditional Japanese aesthetics, Wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world-view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”      On my frequent meanderings around the streets of this small Mediterranean island, I regularly come across sites, such as these. Beautifully decaying doors and facades – portals to anotherContinue reading “Doors and Facades – Malta”

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Postcards from Malta: The Beauty in Decay

  On my many meanderings around the streets of Malta, I often come across sites, such as the above. Beautifully decaying doors – from another place in time – starkly juxtaposed by the surrounding modern, steel and glass environment. Yet, conversely, you could very easily walk right past these exquisite, woefully neglected, facades, without even noticing them. What is behind the doors…Continue reading “Postcards from Malta: The Beauty in Decay”

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