Okay, I'm ready to go home.
14.01.2009 - 14.01.2009 60 °F
I had the worst night's sleep. We docked in Malta at about 12:30 PM and didn't make it off the ship until 2ish.
We took a taxi to the top of the hill and walked to the Co-Cathedral of St. John. It was breathtaking. Carravaggio or Preti painted saints, monks and nuns in the corners of the ceiling arches and painted their shadows onto the guilded crown molding. It was so lifelike and 3D that I thought they were painted sculptures at first, hanging around the ceiling of the cathedral. They were the first thing I noticed when we walked in.
The second thing that blew my mind was the floor! It is covered in memorial or headstones carved with skeletons, skulls, angels and animals. I took as many pictures as I could, though the light was low and my lens is too small to capture nice details in that light, even by changing the aperture.
We had a Cisk (local brew) at a local cafe and then it was time to head back to the ship. It was a short stop, probably nicer in the summer.
I was still cranky.