Tag Archives: Shops

Shop Fronts | Valletta, Malta | 25 August 2014

Malta has an abundance of architectural history. There are multiple layers within each city ranging from the ancient temples of Tarxien, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra to the cathedrals of St. John’s and St. Paul’s. On the streets of Valletta a more recent history is developing before us in the form of its shop fronts. Some of these wooden frontages, kiosks and painted signs can be traced back to the later part of the 19th century. Their signs reveal what the owners occupations were, the services they offered and what they sold. Bars, Pastizzerias and Stationers are just a few of the types of stores that flourished here.  Some are still operating under different shops name but most remain closed and out of use. From a total of 112 stores under protection, only 19 are presented here. (Schembri, Times of Malta [online], 2011).

Information from:
Web: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20110915/local/Saving-what-s-left-of-Valletta-s-old-shopfronts.384737

© Tony Blood - His Master's Voice, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – His Master’s Voice, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Rawl Plugs, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Rawl Plugs, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Persian, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Persian, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Hypos, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Hypos, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Camilleri's Store, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Camilleri’s Store, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Rocco Garuana, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Rocco Garuana, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Galea Brothers, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Galea Brothers, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Meme, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Meme, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Agius Confectionary Pastizzerija, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Agius Confectionary Pastizzerija, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - M. Mallia, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – M. Mallia, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Paolo Bonnici Army & Navy Contractor, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Paolo Bonnici Army & Navy Contractor, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Family Store, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Family Store, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Faldu's Shop General Drapery, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Faldu’s Shop General Drapery, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Genial, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Genial, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - The Owl Stationery, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – The Owl Stationery, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Carmen Bar, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Carmen Bar, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Smiling Prince Bar, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Smiling Prince Bar, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Everybody Library Booksellers, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Everybody Library Booksellers, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Capt. A. Caruana, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Capt. A. Caruana, Shop Fronts. Valletta Malta, 25 August 2014

At Night | Büyükada | Princes’ Islands | Turkey | July 2014

Places look very different at night, they become more interesting than in the daytime. As the night takes over in Büyükada, street lighting and neon signs alter the appearance of buildings and objects. With the day coming to an end, restaurants and shops close and people return to their homes.

“Büyükada (Turkish, meaning “Big Island”) is the largest island among the Princes’ Islands in the Marmara Sea. It covers an area of 5.4 km², and the distance of the island to the nearest Maltepe shore is 2.3 km. As of 2000, it has a population of approximately 7,335 including Sedef Island.”
(ibb.gov.tr [online] 2010)

Information from:
Web: http://www.ibb.gov.tr/sites/ks/en-US/1-Places-To-Go/islands/Pages/buyükada.aspx

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Fire at Konak Restaurant. Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Fire at Konak Restaurant. Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Fire at Konak Restaurant. Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Fire at Konak Restaurant. Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Fire at Konak Restaurant. Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Fire at Konak Restaurant. Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Busker. Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Busker. Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 5 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014