Sunday, 25 May 2014

Malta; That's a wrap

So after a week of wedding "stuff", catching up with the family, meeting up with friends and generally relaxing, laughing and doing nothing, it was time to head on home.

But not before I've shown you some more of my holiday snaps....I hope you don't mind. 

One of the cutest things we came across was this platform at The Point in Sliema which was donning hundreds of padlocks with lovers' names written on them.......

After some extensive research (OK, OK, I just Googled it),  and according to Wikipedia, the tradition of "love padlocks" dates back about 100 years "to a melancholy Serbian tale of World War I".

Legend has it it that a local schoolmistress named Nada, who was from Vrnjačka Banja, fell in love with a Serbian officer named Relja. After they committed to each other Relja went to war in Greece  where he fell in love with a local woman from Corfu. As a consequence, Relja and Nada broke off their engagement. Nada never recovered from that devastating blow, and after some time she died of a broken heart. 

Young girls from Vrnjačka Banja wanted to protect their own loves and so they started writing down their names, together with the names of their loved ones, on padlocks and locking them to the railings of the bridge where Nada and Relja used to meet.

Hhhhmmmm, quite cute I suppose if you overlook the fact poor Nada was jilted :(

Anyways, moving on........ here are a few more pics for you. Check out the date of this graffiti.....

Even though the view doesn't change, I take this picture (below) every year!

And judging from these pictures, the Maltese certainly like their cakes....

Just a few more to go I promise......I wanted to stay all day and watch this man sketch. I would have loved to have seen the final article.

And finally, two of my favourite pictures to end with.....

If you're still with me, thank you for reading even though I hardly wrote anything!

That's all from me for today. I'll be back soon with more musings. 

1 comment:

  1. Some lovely photos Kelly, Malta looks beautiful. I love the idea of the padlocks, I wonder if my Wife will leave a padlock with our names engraved on it if we ever visit Malta again, she would certainly enjoy the cakes….. As would I, lol…
    Interesting graffiti, despite the date graffiti is still graffiti tut tut tut.