Few of the quarter million visitors who travel to Malta each year are prepared for the rich experience they are about to encounter. Whether approached from sea of by air, a first sight of the island invariably provokes the question: how can such a small place contain anything of depth and variety? Upon setting foot on the island, however, the visitor is immediately surrounded by a wealth of impressions and sensations – the people, the architecture, the cultural landscape – creating in the visitor the sensory awareness of time, place and the past, evoking a feeling of uniqueness and mystery.
Of the many books on Malta now available, none have focused photographically on the people – their ordinary lives and daily activities. These photographs are personal observations of the normal flow of events in Maltese life.