"Gargoyles & Graffiti"chronicles architectural elements that I find interesting or unique in my travels. Gargoyles are my passion, but today graffiti (which I hate but am learning to love as it is everywhere) is as much a part of architecture as the gargoyles and decorative railings that thrill me.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Malta Memories

My niece Sarah entering a Church at Malta

If there is one place I would like to return one day, it would be the old city of Mdina in Malta. I loved it there. A few small, select families have this magnificent former capital city of Malta. You can keep Valleta with its crowds and buses. Give me Mdina any time.

The Maltese falcon is there. Gargoyles reign supreme and there is no graffiti.

Sarah in front of the Maltese Falcon

Door Knocker Malta

There are gorgeous door knockers and wonderful roof top details. I could probably search for weeks and still I would be finding architectural details to thrill me.

Rooftop at Mdina, Malta

They even have aristo-cats!

Maltese cat

Next time, I want to visit the Cathedral Museum. Our tour did not include it and we didn't have enough spare time to visit. Next time!

Cathedral Museum at Mdina, Malta


  1. It looks like you had a great time. Love that door & knocker!

    1. Thanks, TravelXena! Where are you off to next? Hope our paths cross one of these days. I will be on the Jade in two weeks!