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

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?!

 

 

 

MB & Andre Rieu Concert, 11 July 2019.


Where to start?

At the end perhaps.

Maybe it’s a good place to start. Read More

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Your Choice


Your Choice.

Go raibh míle maith agaibh (‘a thousand thanks’ in Irish Gaelic) to the four ladies who administer and set the weekly photo challenges. They are angels all!

One year of challenges has now just past and Patti has offered us a blank canvas this week with her Your Choice challenge. Read More

One man & his Stradivarius


The English comedian Tommy Cooper, now long deceased, had a great joke about a Rembrandt & a Stradivarius, which MB may have told you all in the past. If he did, he now tells it to you again. It’s out & out MB’s favourite joke.

Man walks into a pawnbroker with a violin and a painting. Good news says the pawnbroker – you have a Rembrandt and a Stradivarius. Unfortunately, Stradivarius was a very poor painter, and Rembrandt made awful violins!

Anyway, MB is off to Maastricht in Holland next week, where he will hear and see a Stradivarius. A real one. One made by Stradivarius. Not by Rembrandt!

MB is taking his mom to see Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra in AR’s home town of Maastricht in the south of Holland, next to the Belgian border. AR concerts are spectacular affairs and very visual, so MB will go a bit crazy with his camera (as usual). And he will do his damnest to take one or two decent videos. But decent videos are very much in the lap of the gods with MB, as MB has got to be the worst videographer in the entire universe. Anyway, he’ll give it a go and maybe you will all get to see the results.

MB is unsure why he is writing this post. Normally, he springs his adventures upon you all without forewarning, to collective inhalations of breath and gasps of amazement. But MB has spent the last hour or two watching AR vids and feels like sharing his news and a vid with you all. It’s as the Gods have willed it, it seems. MB has watched 4 entire series of ‘Vikings’ in the last few weeks, so ‘the Gods’ are also on MB’s brain a lot!

Enough of your rambling MB.

Ok ok lads. Ciao for now.

Be in touch.

XXX
MB

Enjoy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqN9aS2S3L0

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Serenity


Thanks to Tina for this week’s serene challenge.

MB has chosen a shot of Lough Gur lake from his HX homeland.

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It’s the weekend


What about a bit of caving?

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Unique


Thanks to Amy for this week’s Unique photo challenge. Read More