This week’s CFFC topic is “Anything to do with boats” and since I’ve been to Marsaxlokk recently I show some pictures from this small, traditional fishing village located in the South Eastern Region of Malta.For the sake of the colors and for Horus’ eye which is said to protect the fishermen when they are at sea.
“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.“There are a lot of mysterious things about boats, such as why anyone would get on one voluntarily.”
–P. J. O’Rourke“The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats.”
– Ernest Hemingway.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
Last Sunday we went to the small and picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk. The village is famous for its Sunday fish market and its many decorative painted boats.The traditional Maltese fishing boat, luzzu, is usually painted in bright colors, while the bow has a pair of eyes. The eyes are referred to as the Eye of Horus or of Osiris and said to protect the fishermen while at sea.
If you are hungry and like seafood, this is the place to go. Here you’ll find a selection of the finest fish restaurants on the island. Or just sit down and relax with a cold drink after a peaceful stroll in the area.
It’s well worth spending a few hours in this colorful charming village. More to come…
Marsaxlokk, Malta 21 June 2020
Last Sunday we went to Malta’s largest fishing village Marsaxlokk.
Sundays are most crowded when many people flock to the Sunday market where street hawkers set up their stalls selling souvenirs, clothes and all kinds of things. And of course they sell lots of fresh fish.
But we were not here mainly for the market but for the colorful boats……and the genuine and lovely atmosphere among the locals.
We also found a dog friendly beach but it was quite small and rocky. Fanny just relaxed and enjoyed being in a new place while she was curiously looking at what happened in the harbor among the colorful boats.Before heading back home we stopped at Ta Qali Park to let Fanny have fun and run freely. Lucky me found spring’s first Poppy, my favorite and no, I didn’t pick it but needed a helping hand because of the wind.
Det krävs ett steg i taget för att skapa en skulptur. Här har både skulptör och skulptur tagit sista steget.
Marsaxlokk Februari 2017.
Igår tog vi bilen och åkte till den lilla fiskebyn Marsaxlokk som ligger på den sydöstra delen av Malta. Här tas större delen av Maltas fiskfångst upp och på söndagar är det marknad då det säljs allt från nyfångad fisk, frukt och grönsaker till skor, kläder och tingeltangel.
Nu ville jag helst fotografera de traditionella Luzzubåtarna som tillsammans med större fiskebåtar ligger i hamnen, varav här är en av många och som alltid karaktäriseras av att de går i färg.