Colours of Malta
This Series, originally released in 2017, with a further edition in 2018, is a geometric study of the archipelago’s most celebrated scenes. These scenes are presented in a simplified manner, that focuses heavily on the use of colour and composition to create a visually striking portrayal of the Maltese Islands.
Beyond Ġnejna, and falling just short of Għajn Tuffieħa, at the foot of colossal clay hills, sits a beach that is as beautiful as it is secluded. With rich orange sand, an emerald green sea and the dramatics that the hills provide, this swimming spot is one of the island’s quiet bays.
This cave in Birzebbugia, formerly the hiding spot of Ħasan, meanders deeply into the cliff face. The cave has numerous caverns and tunnels that open up into the cliff edge, and also that delve further inland. Legend has it that Ħasan kidnapped a girl from a neighbouring hamlet and held her captive in this cage.
This natural wonder is located at the tip of Aħrax, it has both access from sea and also for the daredevils that jump into its waters from above. The lagoon is a popular spot for snorkelers, as well as adventurers who are exploring the cliffs of the area by boat or by kayak.
Not far from St. Peter’s Pool sit two bays, with a natural wonder connecting them. Il-Ħofriet consists of two bays that have a natural passage eroded out of the cliff that separates them. This smooth form of the passage serves to be somewhat iconic, with the overhanging cliffs, adding to the drama that this spot boasts.
Sunset is the perfect time to go the beach. Sit on the sun-baked copper sand, watch the sun take its dip for the day as the night grows dark and cooler. Couple that with the beautiful and instantly recognisable landscape of Ghajn Tuffieha, known as Riviera to the locals, and you have one of the most special sunset spots on the island.
A fantastic bay on an uninhabited island. Comino is world famous for its crystal clear sea and sandy bottom. No trip to the Maltese Islands is complete without feasting your eyes on that blue. Those islands seem to slope downwards into the sea as they look to cool off from the heat, and the general lazy feeling of the place will help your relax too at last!
Iċ-Ċittadella is in the very heart of Gozo and can’t be missed. It pops up with high bastion walls, which give commanding views of the wonderful island. Let your imagination run wild in the Citadel, as the whole island of Gozo seems to fit in your palms.
These iconic watchtowers once offered a bird’s nest view to our protecting armies, but now serve as a stunning viewpoint without the threat of invasion. Inside is cosy, with huge windows opening up the 360 degree views. It is a symbol of resilience, and perhaps more so a symbol of romanticism today due to the stunning views offered.
The siege bell monument, situated in the Grand Harbour, is a memorial of the air attacks on Malta during the Second World War. Everyday at noon this colossal bell chimes as a reminder of the hardships that the Maltese people experienced during the second world war. Situated right next to Lower Barraka Gardens the whole area will slow you down and force you to relax as you gaze into the horizon from Malta’s famed Capital.
Ta’ Ċenċ Cliffs
These giant natural structures offer visitors stunning views and a sense of perspective. They are huge, and as the light dances around the scene, one thing will always stand out: that slight slope on the upper section.
This is quintessentially Mediterranean. This bridge can belong anywhere in Greece, Tuscany or France, but luckily it has found a home in Għargħur. The rolling hills of the region meet in a valley and this stone bridge gives you a real explorer’s feeling as you are immersed in green.
These steps leading into the sea off the cliff edge, are a perfect example of man’s ability to adapt his surroundings to his own benefit. It is a stairway into the unknown and the viewpoint here is so striking it will forever leave an impression in your mind.
This beach is famous for its natural sand dunes, a copper sand like no other and a sharp white statue parked in the middle of the bay. It gives off a feeling of safety, that local bathers are being watched over and the collection of colours here will satisfy your mental palette.
This natural wonder protects Gozitan fishermen from rough conditions and the inland sea spills out through an 80m cave. It is hugely popular with scuba divers due to the incredible colour which projects itself from the sandy bottom.
Project a wooden pole over the water. Add grease to it and a little flag at the end. Promise a prize and bragging rights, and watch what happens. People will run up the pole as fast as possible to grab the flag, all ending up taking a splash in the local festa. It’s glorious, it’s funny, and it’s a yearly local tradition!
Located on the cliff edge, il-Kappella ta’ Ħad-Dingli is a place where the land ends and dramatically merges into the endless horizon. When viewed at night the lack of light pollution means that the sky reveals the infinite limits of space.