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GOZO

Date: 25th July 2014

GOZO

Another friend has retired to Gozo and he invited us over for the day.

What a difference between Malta and Gozo – but then, of course, Malta was bombed to bits during WW2 and so much of the building is either utilitarian or very much to accommodate the large tourism industry. With some exceptions, like the old buildings in Valetta and the lovely Silent City of Mdina, the architecture leaves a great deal to be desired.

Gozo is quite different and although much of the building is rather ‘over the top’ the architecture is ‘old style’ and delightful. I understand that a large number of Gozotans and Maltese went to work in Australia, made their money and then returned home and built fairly impressive homes.

I loved what I saw of Gozo and my friend’s house was absolutely divine. He wants to sell it and downzise – if I had the money …………….

I thoroughly enjoyed the short ferry trip from the mainland to the island of Gozo and am now reading Nicholas Montsarrat’s Novel – The Kapillan of Malta – the story of a priest and his flock who spent much of the war in the catacombs.
 

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