Last week I was in Malta for work but I did manage to squeeze in a few sketches. We were also very kindly given tours of both Mdina and Valletta with various museums being opened in the evening especially for us. We were very well looked after.
The Corinthia hotel, from across the bay as we explored the area when we first arrived and then a sketch in the garden at lunchtime the next day:
An outdoor theatre, built inside the ruin of an old temple and designed by Renzo Piano:
The saluting battery midday cannon in upper Barracca gardens in Valletta. After watching this I then started a sketch in the gardens but had to scribble and leave as they were closing – only open for the firing!
wooden balconies were a feature seen on many of the buildings in Valletta:
I finished with a sketch in St George’s square while eating an ice-cream. The square was surrounded by benches and wonderful little orange trees – a lady sat behind me was contemplating picking and eating one.
Other interesting things I saw in Valletta were a man walking a cat on a lead and a policewoman patrolling on a Segway.