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Art

Malta Diary   Searching for the soul – “the ultimate layer underneath the skin”   Ray Piscopo’s paintings of haunting qualities

  ALBERT FENECH  e/mail –  Facebook:  Professor Oliver Friggieri, a Maltese poet, novelist, literary critic and philosopher who relentlessly promoted the Maltese Language, sadly passed away recently on...
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Malta Diary   The island of Comino – small but with a history during various eras   Last week it had a population of three but sadly now down to two

ALBERT FENECH  e/mail –  Facebook:  The Maltese Archipelago, probably one of the smallest in the world, consists of five islands, Malta, Gozo, Comino, Filfla and St Paul’s...
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Malta Diary   Good urban planning – or a subterfuge for spirits, humanoids and secret sects? Maybe it was just plain commonsense?  

  ALBERT FENECH  e/mail – Facebook:    The island of Malta is riddled with underground tunnels and the two islands of Malta and Gozo abound with caves,...
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Malta Diary A history of plagues and epidemics over many decades – restrictions are endemic in the DNA of the people of the Maltese Islands

ALBERT FENECH   e/mail –  Facebook:   Yep, Christmas is coming and we should be hearing the tinkling of bells and the rustling of holly and ivy –...
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architecture

Malta Diary Touches of sanity in today’s eyesore concrete jungle -archaeological sites and buildings now Scheduled and cannot be destroyed or altered in any way  

 ALBERT FENECH  e/mail –  Facebook:   I have written it before and repeat, if my great grandparents and grandparents were to be resurrected today and placed anywhere in...
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architecture

MALTA DIARY:   TripAdvisor awards high certificate to four Malta military sites – added to a number of previous recognition awards  

  ALBERT FENECH e/mail –   Facebook:    Last year a number of major sites in Malta and Gozo all received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor...
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architecture

Malta Diary   An enchanting timeline of history and beauty – the ten most beautiful places in the Maltese Islands – and why

  ALBERT FENECH  e/mail – Facebook:    My Blog:   We are now approaching the month of May. Under normal circumstances the Maltese Islands would be teeming with...
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celebrations

Malta Diary   Entering the Lenten period – a time for sackcloth and ashes?   It used to be – but no longer … memories of the past

ALBERT FENECH   e/mail –   Facebook:    My Blog: Today is Ash Wednesday. Carnival activities of boisterous merriment came to an abrupt end at midnight...
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celebrations

Malta Diary   Maltese blood in the US Washington White House? Could well be!   Maltese diaspora rootin’ ‘n tootin’ for Pete Buttigieg

ALBERT FENECH   e/mail –   Facebook:    My Blog:   Most of the world has now heard of Pete Buttigieg, the Democrat striving to win...
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Art

Malta Diary Carnival – time to let your hair down or is it just an excuse for wanton revelry? To be correct or incorrect – that is the question nowadays

ALBERT FENECH   e/mail –   Facebook:    My Blog: In a couple of weeks’ time Malta and Gozo will be celebrating their Carnival weekend –...
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Celebrities

Malta Diary The British Royal Navy and its impact on the Maltese Language HMS DEE and HMS DON still part of today’s Maltese tongue after almost 145 years

  ALBERT FENECH   e/mail –   Facebook:    My Blog:   The French Mediterranean Fleet on its way to the Battle of the Nile toward the...
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architecture

Malta Diary   If the sun shines too much outside, block it out – but deploy floor and wall tiles to bring the colour in!

ALBERT FENECH   e/mail –   Facebook:     My Blog:     Artistic craftsmanship has been slowly but surely dwindling and disappearing throughout the Maltese Islands, previously...
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