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Malta: Incredible Beauty at its Best


Hands down….Malta is one of the most beautiful places on the planet! I know it probably sounds a little extreme but boy oh boy, I was absolutely smitten with the place even as we were lining up the runway in the aircraft as we were approaching to land.

Before I delve right into sharing Malta’s gorgeous images with you, I just wanted to say how good it feels to be back writing and sharing my photography as I know its been a while since I last posted anything. I needed to take some time away as so many things have happened since I was last here (some of them life changing 😁). It’s really good to be back and I’m looking forward to catching up with you too. 😉

On to the story….I was a little shocked mind you at the colour of the island. Everything seemed to take on a beige or cream hue in colour….that sort of dryish parched look (like it hadn’t rained in a very long time), and indeed it hadn’t according to the taxi driver that gave us a brief history lesson as she took us to our hotel open arrival.  I had the windows down and took in the thick hot breeze as we meandered our way through the cute and narrow streets.


Valetta, Malta


Malta is seriously hot this time of year and my husband and I were looking forward to it days leading up to our travel. We celebrated our first year wedding anniversary in fine Maltese style.

Malta is beautiful, it’s vibrant, and such an amazing little island full of happy people basking in the sweltering heat. I guess it’s kinda easy to have a constant smile on your face when the weather is literally always fabulous.

So if you love architecture (as I do) this place will make you lose your mind. Parts of Malta are crumbling and parts of it have been restored – and you know what? Thats what makes this little island so special. You’ll be in for such a special treat with the building styles and unique structures.







We took a bus drive to the island’s oldest city, Mdina, to see its charm and beauty. Just as expected, it was simply divine. It was ever so quiet….sort of unspoilt and untouched….a true photographers paradise.




Comino, is more famously known for its turquoise water and spectacular scenery. Its blue lagoon is a summer hit for day trippers and it also includes a couple of beaches too.

Comino, Malta

Comino, Malta

Comino, Malta

Gozo, Malta

Malta is inundated with incredible views that will leave you wanting more and more.

Valetta, Malta

Valetta, Malta

Sliema, Malta

Citadel, Malta

By far this was an unbelievably beautiful trip and I truly got to live the Maltese experience. As you can imagine I took hundreds and hundreds of photographs so there will definitely be a part two to this post that will focus on street photography.

Mdina, Malta

Valetta, Malta

I used my EOS Canon 1200D with a 24-70mm lens and my iPhone 6s+. Slight post processing was done using photoshop.

Peace and love guys,




“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”

— Anonymous



Author: Sóla Snapshot

Photographer and blogger - My photographic adventures, whether close to home or far away. Lover of good food, dogs (even though I don't have one yet), orangutangs and travelling the world.

6 thoughts on “Malta: Incredible Beauty at its Best

  1. This has got to be the most dramatic picture I’ve seen – the strength and solidity of the rock formation is striking against the backdrop of the vibrant French ultramarine colour of the water and the vulnerability of the tiny images of people touring the area just show us how delicate we are in the grand scheme of things – magnificent photo – thanks for sharing

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    • Thank you so much for this and greatly appreciate your feed back. This is exactly what I wanted the image to portray and for the reader to feel…the sheer beauty and size of the rock that stands ever so tall. Many thanks for stopping by and hope you have a pleasant day. 😀


  2. After viewing this wonderful collection, I’m definitely adding Malta to my bucket list. Looking forward to much more!

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  3. Just look at that light, Sóla! Well, you did, actually … 🙂
    Beautifully seen and shot.

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