Artistic reminder of the Siege of Malta

Senglea, Malta, March 2019

I spotted this young lad clambering up the wall behind the boat as I wandered along the waterfront of Senglea, to catch a ferry back to Valletta. It was hard to tell what was real and what was pretend, but once closer I knew he was art. Closer still, and I found a friend even better hidden.

It was a while, though, before I spotted the man well hidden in the corner, perched on the rubble, a soldier protecting the Grand Harbour from attack by Italy and Germany in 1941. The mural was painted by Maltese artist Lewis Zammit in 2013 and has suffered much damage. You can see the detail of the original work here.

 


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 13 April 2019

Posted as part of Wit’s End

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