Doors and Facades

  I’ll be updating, on a regular basis, my ‘Disappearing Malta‘ series on the ‘Doors and Facades’ page. First post on the new page: On one of my many island rambles, the other day, to find more doors and facades to photograph, I jumped onto one of the small local boats that ferry people from the Grand Harbor, Valletta, onContinue reading “Doors and Facades”

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Behind closed doors, Malta

  Abandoned, derelict, buildings have always held a fascination for me… This particular one, a big house named ’Savoy’, is at the top of Savoy Hill, Gzira, Malta. It’s been derelict for the last three years, at least. Who knows how long prior to that. I’ve tried to find some information on it and theContinue reading “Behind closed doors, Malta”

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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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