It is certainly a lovely space but, absolutely right, it does need some trees to break up the starkness of some of the beautiful stonework, and to provide some summer shade. Then I could spend hours there, when I return for my September trip!
Hi Friends,The square is very beautiful no doubt…after reconstruction! I like it!It will be much better…to be planted big threes for shady spots…in the VERY HOT… summer days!!!
This is a beautiful image, and beautiful fountain, if the fountain is musical, then it would be nice to hear the music in compass with the play of lights in the pool.I hope in the future put sound, to see the most intense show.
9apr18--Avril Bailey, New photographs appeared since my search of a week ago. The art sculpture installation now located at the top of the steps closest in our view is of a donkey sleeping/dreaming on its side in a bed of spiral clouds ( my interpretation / guess ) . ( The Hanqa ta' hmar qatt ma telghet is-sema) (a donkey hoarseness never rose to the sky). An inset 'photos' shows the donkey ( biggest image I found ). EnJoy EnJoy
Tomorrow’s activities start with the traditional regatta in the Grand Harbour at 11.45am. At 8pm, the statues, along with the bands accompanying them, will then make their way through Republic Street to City Gate before heading back to their respective churches. (( please see a comment by ganni in the St. George's Square feed for more information. ) EnJoy EnJoy
6apr18-- Avril Bailey, I tried to find out which art sculpture installation is now located at the top of the steps closest in our view. Failed :-( _ While looking though I did find out the vandalized damage happened to many sculptures. The pig had the tail in its mouth broken off , The bird in hand had its tail broken off, and triple stacked cows had their tails broken off. ( not located here ). I inserted the man with his head in an onion into an uploaded 'photos' because it is so fun, also not located here. It is my opinion Karma will extract revenge to the tiny minded that caused the vandalism. EnJoy EnJoy
Anyone know what the third sculpture, near the camera is? It is new since I was over in Malta. The bird in hand and the pig were there then.
A little over 4 months and i'll be walking across here to enter Valletta. A lot of real life living to be done before then though.
P.L. its good to hear that Dougie2 is still around we do miss his input.
P.L., I had also wondered about Dougie2. Familiar voices are missed, even without having had direct conversations.
John Hellis.can you remember when this whole project started that there were some in the community had complained about the old kiosks at the entrance to Valletta saying that they were out of place and should all be removed. now this is an improvement is it not!
Hallo John Hellis ....You're right kiosk or container style, in terms of money
31mar18--The sculptures set up in Valletta representing various Maltese proverbs spurred some controversy and were found vandalized just hours after being installed. The sculptures are part of the Kif Jgħid il-Malti project, which translates Maltese proverbs into art. Celebrating the beauty and creativity of the Maltese language by adapting 13 Maltese proverbs known as qwiel into public art installations around Valletta. Among the installations are a man bent at the waist with his head inside an onion; a hand holding a bird; and a pig with its tail in its mouth. << Malta Independent 6 Feb 2018 << "a pig with its tail in its mouth" can be seen with others around the plaza. More info from M I 'art' can be found with some close up pix. _ Avril , thanks. EnJoy EnJoy
How did they ever think that the “container’ kiosks would enhance this beautiful square?