Weekend Wanderings – Mosta & Burmarrad

WARNING! This is a very picture heavy post, so if you don’t like that sort of thing stay far away and eat some chocolate or something… If I was far from trigger happy last weekend I made up for it this weekend. Or to be specific I made up for it yesterday, we ended up walking home from Mosta. This is a trek of about 4 miles or so, and with a camera or two that takes a few hours. Adding a 6.5+ run for me this morning today was not a very effective day… I am pretty certain I will sleep well though!

We started the walk near Mosta Dome, the Mr wrote a whole post about it on his blog. The thing about this dome is that you can’t really see that it is a dome until you are a fair bit away, but you can certainly see it from many places on the island. Just not where we were walking yesterday…

Mosta-Dome

Holy-mother-Mosta

Bar-&-Lounge-Mosta
Right across the street from the dome is the bar lounge, very appropriate! I have actually never seen it open, but that does not say much as I haven’t really been in Mosta at evening time.

Singer-Mosta
I have a sowing machine, not sure if it is a Singer, as a matter of fact I think it isn’t, but that is besides the point. Singer sowing machines are rather iconic, so I had to take a picture of the sign. No really I totally had to…

Petrol-Pumps-Mosta
I guess petrol pumps aren’t what you’d normally think of as pretty, but for some reason the more “vintage” ones here on the island appeals to me.

Doors-Mosta
Some doors, you wouldn’t expect anything else now would you???

Shutters-Mosta
I also like shutters, provided I don’t have to wash them…

Random-stuff-Mosta
I am not really sure what this is supposed to be, but it intrigued me nonetheless…

Door-balcony-Mosta
Another door, woop woop!

Cactus-windowsill-Mosta
It is quite normal to have bars in front of the windows here, some are more ornate than others *chough* ours *cough*, a lot of people also keep plants in the more spacious bottom part. It is rather pretty I must say.

Chain-door-Mosta
Yes I took a picture of a chain closing a wooden door that is starting to fall apart, doesn’t everybody?

Flower-shadow-Mosta
It looked a little lonely, so I took a picture to make it better…

Tree-in-bloom-near-Mosta
Not sure exactly what sort of tree this is, but as this particular stretch of road tend to be my choice route for my long runs I will report back when I find out. 😉

leaf-bokeh
Me likey the bokeh!!!

Poles-tree-in-bloom
Not really sure what the purpose of these poles are, but they create some cool lines.

Field-near-Burmarrad
Burmarrad is surrounded by fields, this is one… 😛

Sherries-garden-center-Burmarrad
This place reminds me of younghouselove(yeah I know they spelt the name wrong 😉 ), every time I pass it. Trust me, it is the little things that keeps you going when you are running far…

windmill-Burmarrad
I could mention that this is a windmill, but there are limits to how many times I need to state the obvious in one post. Wait… Oh well…

Dolceria-Grano-Burmarrad
Burmarrad is not the most polished part of the island, however I sort of like it.

Door-Burmarrad
This door reminded me of fairytales in some weird sense, that made me happy. Nuff said!

Workshop-Burmarrad
Yep definitely not chi-chi but that makes for more interesting photos methinks!

Spiky-flower-Burmarrad
Last but not least, a spiky flower!

Cherio!!!

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About Mari

Norwegian living in Malta, loves colours and cooking, running and taking pictures and generally rambling, both the in the wordy sense and the walking about kind...
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