Maltese Door #1

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Despite it’s size, you can get lost in Valletta which may seem daft in such a small city but it is packed with imagery. As a photographer, artist, writer, tourist or indeed inhabitant, you feel like you never leave, for Valletta becomes part of you, it is compelling, it is like that person who you met once but can never get out of your head. I think perhaps it could be it’s timeless charm? The warmth of it’s people? I am not sure but I do love the place.

Valletta would appear to have some of the most interesting doorways I’ve seen in any other part of Europe and pretty much all of those doors are adorned with the most exquisite brass knockers. Dolphins are popular for one plus there are other symbols, such as lion heads.

Does anyone know the meaning of these things? Please do post a comment if you do?!

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