Hiding in my cave

I am in Malta since a while again, where I am hiding in my cave - writing reports, and preparing lectures. So far I only came out for sports, meeting friends and strolling a bit around. I also joined the Malta Photographic Society, and put my newly repaired  first generation Fujifilm X100 back into action. It is great to learn new things there and meet fellow photographers which cover the whole spectrum from committed amateurs to professionals. Further, I tried a few events of "Valletta 2018" in which Malta is hosting the European Capital of Culture. Though, except a fun (but chaotic) opening there is not much going on yet (?). It is also low season now, so perhaps it will still pick up. I just hope it does not go like last year's EU Presidency, which was kind of a joke in the end. Still, the streets are more lively than last winter and even the rainstorm the night before yesterday hindered the street carnival a bit, the mood is high and the parties keep going. So, perhaps that's what a culture capital should be like anyways.

 View from Fort St. Elmo over the sea. Strangely you can see a WWII type submarine on the far left of the photo. I ran into this submarine in Rinella Bay the other day and was told that it is here for a movie production. 

View from Fort St. Elmo over the sea. Strangely you can see a WWII type submarine on the far left of the photo. I ran into this submarine in Rinella Bay the other day and was told that it is here for a movie production. 

 Etienne's restaurant in Birgu, as always providing free parking for those who choose decent transport.

Etienne's restaurant in Birgu, as always providing free parking for those who choose decent transport.

 The remains of Peppy's Bar in  Ħaż-Żabbar

The remains of Peppy's Bar in Ħaż-Żabbar

 Zabbar Social Club.

Zabbar Social Club.