Saturday, October 25, 2014

Malta & Gozo: all things great and small

Our favourite things on Malta and Gozo were either big or small.  The smallest thing was sculpted from a cow's toenail. The largest thing the churches. We soon fell in love with the colossal churches, visiting as many as we could and using them as reference points to guide us around the islands. Nothing is bigger than the churches; they rightly overlook the towns and cities. In the museums we found the tiny, exquisite figures such as the Sleeping Lady from the Hypogeum, and the 'Venus of Malta' from Hagar Qim. Peculiar to Malta are the tiny headless, busty, fleshy women sculptures dating back some 5,000 years.

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