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Morris Men
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Having had a quick search, I believe that these are Border Morrises that we saw in Skipton. T was a warm and bust Skipton since it was bank holiday Monday and everyone was out to try and enjoy the end of the weekend.

Initially it was a little bit of an abortive day out as we set out initially to go to Vintage Carriages Trust which can only be described as two small and confusing museums, so after a quick look there and a sit in many different railway carriages (yes I suspect the name of the museum should have explained what we were going to see) we headed off to Skipton where we saw he Border Morris dancers by the side of the canal.

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More Valletta Fun
More Valletta FunNikon D5300
It was a quick tour of Valletta today, we saw the hospital and had a 45 minute ilm on the history of Malta at the Malta Experience. Valletta isn't a huge place but you do get a little tired when you walk from one side to the other. In between we turned up here at St Johns Cathederal. It;s a very impressive place, more highly decorated than anyplace I think I have seen, even more gold than Seville's Giralda from my opinion. However I think at this point I was getting a bit of church fatigue, so we set off for the fort.

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Hagar Qim
Hagar QimNikon D5300
Todays trip was to the ancient temple of Hagar Qim. it's an interesting place, but to protect it, it is covered in a tarpaulin, which sort or ruins any picures that you might want to take. Well I think so anyway. Mind you the way the light is at this time of year, the sky would cause a few problems I suspect, so you can't in with me can you.

Anyway, I think some of the stones here raised more questions than provided answers, some stones were perhaps a way to guage the time of year using stars and marks made in the stones, I'm assuming this isn't the case with this one, I'm assuming this is purely decorativebut who knows.

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Funky Cold Mdina
Funky Cold MdinaNikon D5300
We were off to Mdina today in search for a Cathederal, Cake and a Mosaic, and to be honest nether were as impressive as they were supposed to be. The Cathederal was OK and quite pretty and the town of Mdina is nice to stroll about, however it would be nice to try strolling around it at night as it's supposed to be more impressive at that time. The cake was also overrated, I wasn't interested in cake so I can't tell you from my own opinion. And the mosaic in the Roman Vila was... a dullish Mosaic.

I don't think the weather helped, startung out really wet and trying its best to brighten but always with a threat to rain. This picture is of one of the narrow streets in Mdina where people still live the walled community.

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Marsaxlokk or Bust
Marsaxlokk or BustNikon D5300
It's been a busy day, we've been to three different places, yes you heard it right, three, and they call this a holiday. The first was a must see, I don't know why, probably because the story is so remarkable. At Mosta you can see a church that was full at the time of bombings in the area, I suspect the bombs were supposed to hit the airfield that is now a Craft Village, anyway 4 bombs hit the church, 3 bounced off, two of which detonated without any causlties and the 4th dropped through the dome, hit a painting of Christ on the head and fell to earth without detonating or hurning anyone.From that moment on I suspect they celebrate Jesus Bomb Heading day. You can see a replica of the bomb in the church and whilst there is not guided tours, there was a helpful bloke there who explained everything.

The next stop was the Craft Villlage, yawn. If you like glass or ceramics or jewelry and that sort of stuff then go, but there's no need for everyone to go.

Finally to Marsaxlokk a small fishing village which is quite pretty and full of boats all painted in similary colours, all blue, yellow and red. As you can tell this bloke is a fisherman and so probably owns a blue yellow and red boat, unless it's all for the tourists and he actually owns something called a globaltrawler 3 that goes out once a week and hoovers up it's weekly ration of fish in one glup allowing him to pretend to fix his quaint nets for the rest of the week.

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