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Street Photography in Malta and Sicily
IN October 2014 I have been to Malta for a week and to Sicily for another week, both are good destinations for Street Photography. Going to both destinations on one trip is a good option because it’s easy and fast to take a ferry from Malta (Valletta) to Sicily (Pozallo) or vice versa. It only takes about 90 minutes to get from one destination to the other and you can catch a bus or share a taxi in Pozallo to get to nice places like Syracuse.

Malta

I had my bed & breakfast inn on Malta in Sliema, next to Valletta. It’s a good spot to stay because there are lots of restaurants and you can be in Valletta or other cities very fast (Malta is small so it doesn’t take long to go anywhere). The busses are very cheap and a good option to explore the island. I can recommend Valletta for at least two days and Mdina Marsaxlokk for day trips. Valletta and Mdina offer some great history and Marsaxlokk is a small fishing village in the south with a very nice view and good food. Another worthwhile experience is a cruise around the island with a chance to see the smaller islands Gozo and Comino in the north.

The people on Malta are very friendly and I had a very good time. Let’s see some pictures from the streets of Malta before I talk about Sicily. The pictures have been taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M1, the Olympus PEN E-P5 and several lenses like the M.Zuiko 75mm or the M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8. Read more about my photography gear.

Sicily

Sicily is much bigger than Malta so I had to focus on one area, in this case the eastern part of the island. I drove from Pozallo to Syracuse and stayed in the Ortigia part of the city. It’s the historic center and highly recommended for a stay. There is lots of history to explore and good food to taste so visit this place if you can. After Syracuse I went to Catania. Make sure you visit the fishmarket in Catania, highly recommended but a little gross for vegetarians sometimes ;). It’s easy to make a trip to Mount Etna or to Taormina, I can recommend bloth places for a day trip. Let’s see some street pictures from the nice people of Sicily:

I made lots of pictures from the trip but the street pictures were the ones I liked most. Take a look at the complete sets of picture from Malta and Sicily.

                                       

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Pierre Aden

I’m a photographer located in Frankfurt, Germany. When I am not travelling / taking pictures I like to play Table Tennis / Squash or watch TV Series. I work in a German bank in the Anti-Money-Laundering department.

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    • Thanks Michelle! You have great photos on your site, too. And I see that we are both big fans of Olympus PEN cameras :). I really like your blog, we have been to the same places like Kyoto and Nara.

      • Yes, the Olympus PEN is just perfect in every aspect. I don’t think i can ever look at another camera the same way again (at least not for another 5 years or so). Ahhh… Kyoto & Nara, such great memories. 🙂

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