Posts Tagged: malta

Instant karma IV (Smartphone photo)

Valletta, Malta


Via Crucis


Chapel of Leon, Aragon and Portugal, Saint John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta

Cu lacrimi de sânge | Blood tears

Malta-2011_032_resize„[…]şi, ridicând ochii Săi la cer, a zis: Părinte, a venit ceasul!” (Ioan 17:1)

„After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: Father, the hour has come” (John 17:1)

Chapel of Leon, Aragon and Portugal, Saint John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta

The decisive moment – an hommage to the great one (I)

The decisive moment I

Valetta, Malta – local pool championship. November 2011.

Music of the Night

Valletta, Malta, centerValletta, Malta, november 2011

Music of the Night
(Andrew Lloyd Webber / Charles Hart / Sarah Brightman)

Night time sharpens, heightens each sensation
Darkness stirs and wakes imagination
Silently the senses abandon their defenses

Slowly, gently night unfurls its splendor
Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender
Turn your face away from the garish light of day
Turn your thoughts away from cold unfeeling light
And listen to the music of the night

Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams
Purge your thoughts of the life you knew before
Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar
And you’ll live as you’ve never lived before

Softly, deftly, music shall caress you
Hear it, feel it secretly posses you
Open up your mind, let your fantasies unwind in this darkness that you know you cannot find
The darkness of the music of the night

Let your mind start to journey through a strange new world
Leave all thoughts of the life you knew before
Let your soul take you where you long to be
Only then can you belong to me

Floating, folding, sweet intoxication
Touch me, trust me savor each sensation
Let the dream begin, let your darker side give in to the power of the music that I write
The power of the music of the night

You alone can make my song take flight
Help me make the music of the night

Țară minoră, țară de secături

Țară minoră, țară de secături

“Ţară de secături, ţară minoră, căzută ruşinos la examenul de capacitate în faţa Europei… Aici ne-au adus politicienii ordinari, hoţii improvizaţi astăzi în moralişti, miniştrii care s-au vândut o viaţă întreagă, deputaţii contrabandişti… Nu ne prăbuşim nici de numărul duşmanului, nici de armamentul lui, boala o avem în suflet, e o epidemie înfricoşătoare de meningită morală.”

(Octavian Goga, 1916)

Edgar’s Cafe, Valletta (smartphone photo)

Edgar's cafe, Republic Square, Valletta, MaltaEdgar’s Cafe, Republic Square, Valletta, Malta
Samsung Galaxy mobile phone

In love with Malta

Malta42Images from Valletta and ‘Mdina, Malta.

I love this tiny country – been there four times already. Besides being an ideal touristic spot for english speakers and those attracted by european history and culture, i have also particular reasons to like Malta – a profoundly Catholic and traditionalist nation.

Watch frame by frame (use the arrows to navigate)….

…or click play on the slideshow below.