The Miracle at the Parish Church of Mosta


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The circular-shaped church at the village of Mosta in Malta has an interesting history. Its design was/is based on the Pantheon in Rome, and the church was built over an existing older parish church which was later demolished. The Church is also referred to as The Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady or The Rotunda of Mosta or The Mosta Dome.

The most famous incident in the church’s history, a miracle according to the Maltese, happened on 09 April 1942. Read More

Apocalypse Now


“I love the smell of books in the morning” – MB



“Apocalypse
 (Greek: Ἀποκάλυψις, apokalypsis, literally: the lifting of the veil) is a term applied to the disclosure to certain privileged persons of something hidden from the mass of humankind. In English, the word apocalypse now commonly refers to the end of the world.”



Algorithm
– “a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.”
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It’s the weekend


How about some ghost hunting?

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Lens-Artists Challenge – Silhouettes


Greetings to all from MB.

A little explanation of the weekly photo challenge before MB gives his offering. The weekly photo challenge was conceived by four lady bloggers/photographers over one year back. Each takes their turn consecutively to post a weekly theme and the rest of the sheep, like MB, then follow suit. Read More

It’s the weekend


Go plant some flowers!

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It’s The Weekend


Go explore and old ruin!

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Framing the Shot


Thanks to Amy for this week’s framing challenge.

MB has taken this shot at many different times of the year. It’s the tree that grows in the perimeter of the Grange Stone Circle back in MB’s HX Irish homeland. This shot was taken in December 2018.

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It’s the weekend


Do something a little mad!

This kid is oblivious to the adults behind him, who are just about to enter St Pauls Cathedral in Mdina, Malta, for a wedding ceremony. MB snapped the carefree kid during his May 2019 trip.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Angles


Angles.

Thanks to AC for this week’s angular challenge. Check out her post HERE.

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It’s the weekend


Anyone for a cool beverage?

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Eid Mubarak


Muslims the world over are celebrating the festival of Eid Al Adha in the coming days. The dates may differ slightly in different countries, as far as MB is aware, as Eid starts on the 10th day of a certain lunar month. Read More

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Something old, new, borrowed and blue


Thanks to Patti for this week’s ONB&B challenge.

MB heads to his HX homeland, and the local Lough Gur Lake to meet the challenge. Read More

It’s the weekend


Go hug a tree. Or at least go take a photo of one!

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Taking a break


Tina wants us all to take a break this week. To see her superb photos on the theme, click HERE.

What better way to take a break than with some ice cream?!

A recent MB capture:

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Seascape


Thanks to Amy to the for the Seascapes/Lakeshore challenge. MB accepts! Read More

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Dreamy


Thanks to Anne Christine for this week’s Dreamy challenge.

Who could not say that the Blue Danube is not a dreamy piece of music? Nobody!

If you happened to be in the Vrijthof Square in Maastricht last week with MB at the André Rieu concert, you just might have had a dreamy waltz in MB’s arms!

Warning – As ever, MBs vids are a tad ropey! So, on clicking onto MBs Blue Danube vid, click quickly to full screen for best viewing experience.

Dreamy or what?!