Category Archives: Documentary

Saturday Mothers Missing Persons Demonstration | Galatasaray, Istanbul, Turkey | 22 August 2015

The protest group ‘Saturday Mothers’ gather every Saturday at 12:00pm for half an hour forming a silent sit-in demonstration in the Galatasaray district of Istanbul. They ask the fate of relatives who were victims of forced disappearances and political murders between the 1980’s and 1990’s. In memory they hold a portrait in one hand and a red carnation in the other, demanding justice for their relatives. The banner placed on the floor reads, “Failler belli kayıplar nerede?” which means, “Where are the missing?”

© Tony Blood - Demonstration. Istanbul, Turkey. 22 August 2015

© Tony Blood – Demonstration. Istanbul, Turkey. 22 August 2015

© Tony Blood - Demonstration. Istanbul, Turkey. 22 August 2015

© Tony Blood – Demonstration. Istanbul, Turkey. 22 August 2015

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Fish Market | Marsaxlokk, Malta | 31 August 2014

Marsaxlokk Bay is Malta’s second largest natural harbour. It is the best place to see the colourful, traditional Maltese fishing boats, the Luzzus, with the mythical eye painted on their prows.

The village is the Islands’ main fishing harbour; its Sunday fish market a fascinating insight into local life and a traditional industry. The stalls brim with the night’s catch – fish of all shapes, colours and sizes. The village itself has many good fish restaurants. Marsaxlokk derives its name from the Arabic word marsa, meaning harbour, and Maltese for the south-easterly Mediterranean wind, the Xlokk (Sirocco in Italian). Marsaxlokk, with its sheltered habour, was an easy landing place for pirates and the Ottoman Turks. It was here that the Ottoman Turks landed for an attack which ended in the Great Siege of 1565. Napoleon’s army landed here in 1798; and in recent times, the harbour was the scene of the Bush-Gorbachev Summit,1989.

The headland to the left of the Bay is Delimara Point. It has two attractive, secluded rocky inlets suitable for swimming: Peter’s Pool; and the furthermost part of the headland. Fort Delimara, on the west of the peninsula, was built by the British in 1881 to guard the entrance to Marsaxlokk Bay.

Information from:
Web: http://www.visitmalta.com/en/info/marsaxlokk

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

Emmanuel Cini, Salter | Żebbuġ, Gozo | 30 August 2014

“This morning we come about half past five, you know. Not much today. The waves come in and make salt. We start from May up till September and always depends on the weather. The big one there; 20% salt, better than nothing. It takes 5 days, 7 days, but it always depends on the weather, the wind and the water. This is my land. It belong in our relations, 170 years. That’s my part, from that part to the edge of somebody else’s. But once it was one.” Emmanuel Cini, Salter. Żebbuġ, Gozo, 30 August 2014.

© Tony Blood - Emmanuel Cini, Salter. Żebbuġ, Gozo, 30 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Emmanuel Cini, Salter. Żebbuġ, Gozo, 30 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Store Room. Żebbuġ, Gozo, 30 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Store Room. Żebbuġ Gozo, 30 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Store Room. Żebbuġ, Gozo, 30 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Store Room. Żebbuġ, Gozo, 30 August 2014

Store Room. Żebbuġ, Gozo, 30 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Store Room. Żebbuġ, Gozo, 30 August 2014

Fishermen | Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta | 29 August 2014

"Yesterday I bought 50 Euros of squid. This, we use it for the bait. So we cut it into pieces like this and they float. But today it stays at the side of the rocks, not so far away. I had no luck, I caught nothing."  Geatano Micallef, Fisheman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

“Yesterday I bought 50 Euros of squid. This, we use it for the bait. So we cut it into pieces like this and they float. But today it stays at the side of the rocks, not so far away. I had no luck, I caught nothing.”
Geatano Micallef, Fisheman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

"You have to be careful where you walk here. When you get to the inlet you have to run and then jump across it but watch your head on the other side because there is a rock. Some rocks fell down years ago and now it's harder to get to the other side."  Fisherman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

“You have to be careful where you walk here. When you get to the inlet you have to run and then jump across it but watch your head on the other side because there is a rock. Some rocks fell down years ago and now it’s harder to get to the other side.”
Fisherman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

"I've been coming here for 10 years so climbing up is easy to me." Fisherman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

“I’ve been coming here for 10 years so climbing up is easy to me.”
Fisherman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

St. Ursula Monastery | Valletta, Malta | 25 August 2014

The monastery of Saint Ursula was first established at Vittoriosa, but in 1595 it was transferred to Valletta. The nuns follow the rule written by Blessed Raymond du Puy, first Grandmaster of the Order of Saint John. During the time of the Knights the monastery was subject to the Grandmaster, but since the departure of the Order from Malta, the monastery has been directly subject to the Bishop.

Information from:
Web: http://thechurchinmalta.org/en/posts/1672/st-ursulas-monastery

For more information on the history of The Monastery and Church of St. Ursula see link below:
Web: http://www.orderofmalta-malta.org.mt/stursula/

© Tony Blood - Nuns Rehearsing. St. Ursula Monastery. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Nuns Rehearsing. St. Ursula Monastery. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea | Paris Church of Stella Maris | Sliema, Malta | 24 August 2014

The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea is celebrated in the town of Sliema in Malta.

© Tony Blood - The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood – The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood - The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood – The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood - The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood – The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood - The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood – The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood - The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood – The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood - The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood – The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood - The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood – The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood - The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood – The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood - The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood – The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood - The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood – The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood - The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood – The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood - The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood – The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood - The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014

© Tony Blood – The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea. Paris Church of Stella Maris, Sliema, Malta, 24 August 2014