I had a lovely few days staying with my parents on the island of Malta recently. The apartment they rented had a wonderful terrace with views over to Mellieha Church, where the light changes constantly, making me reach for my rangefinder camera most evenings.

We had a fantastic day in Valletta, which has changed so much since my last visit. It now has wonderful modern squares, restaurants and a stunning outdoor theatre venue.

Valletta has been awarded European Capital of Culture in 2018, so there will be lots more change before then. However for me it will always be a city of churches, balconies and narrow streets hiding secret treasures.

I hope you enjoy this record of my holiday to Malta, more will follow of Gozo in a couple of days.malta and gozo 2015-5malta and gozo 2015-18malta and gozo 2015-22malta and gozo 2015-100malta and gozo 2015-95malta and gozo 2015-106malta and gozo 2015-93malta and gozo 2015-101malta and gozo 2015-86malta and gozo 2015-90malta and gozo 2015-104malta and gozo 2015-107malta and gozo 2015-118malta and gozo 2015-124malta and gozo 2015-127malta and gozo 2015-130malta and gozo 2015-134malta and gozo 2015-136malta and gozo 2015-11