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

MB, Satoshi Nakamoto & Don Williams


Question lads – What does MB, Satoshi Nakamoto and Don Williams have in common?

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Shapes & Designs


Thanks to Patti/Pilotfish blog for this week’s challenge. Take a look at Pattie’s related post HERE.

To look at most shapes and designs, you generally need to zoom in. However, MB has selected a pic for this week’s challenge where ‘zoom out’ is the order of the day.

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The Elgin Marbles


Chances are, followers have heard of the Elgin Marbles.

The EM are not marbles, in the round spherical sense. They are marble statues and other marble antiquities that were looted from certain Greek temples at the start of the 17th century. The related dispute between Greece and Britain hits the international headlines with some regularity. The EM dispute is a complex international dispute, but MB has written a short play on the subject, to enlighted followers on the various intricacies, as is his wont:

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Lens-Artists photo challenge – Interesting Architecture – The acropolis & parthenon


Thanks to Tina for a great challenge this week. Followers of MB can view Tina’s post HERE. MB suggests that you stop and take a look. Tina’s shots are always awesome and being a well-traveled lady, she takes followers on a virtual world tour on almost every post. Shukhran Tina!

Anyway………….

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Lens-Atrists Photo challenge – Street Art


It’s back to Tbilisi again for MBs effort to meet this weeks Street Art challenge. You can see host Patti’s effort HERE.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – The Ordinary


The Lens-Artists ladies have set The Ordinary challenge for MB.

On recent trip to Tbilisi, MB & daughter MB2 stayed in the cosy Amente Narikale hotel in the citys Old Town area. On morning Nr 1, MB got up for an early breakfast (as MB2 snoozed on!) and chose the outdoor courtyard to dine under the clear blue Tbilisi sky. The hotel cat was soon a beneficiary of MBs’ decision, and MB went to the breakfast bar for seconds to ensure he and Mr Cat had a filling start to the day.

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The Acoustics Hall


MB said in his previous post that he was done posting about his and MB2s’ recent Georgia trip.

But here’s another one!

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Gamarjoba (‘Hello’ – in Georgian)


Gamarjoba to all.

Last ‘Georgia’ post coming up from MB & MB2s recent trip to Tbilisi, Georgia. This time it’s food and drink.

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Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Artificial Light


Thanks to Anne-Christine for this weeks Light challenge. Really worth a look, so please do so.

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Armenia & Monasteries


MB and daughter MB2 took a day out of their Georgia trip to head into neighbouring Armenia. The northern part of Armenia where MB & MB2 visited is a poor region, with a poor road infrastructure and architecture that harks back to the days of the Soviet Union. Tall featureless apartment blocks abound, giving a sense of depression to the locality, on the surface-level at least.

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How the Georgians got their land


On the appointed day that God gave land to all the peoples, the Armenians and Georgians were late. The Armenians were late by one hour and the Georgians by one day.

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Georgia on my mind


It’s 10 minutes past 1am on 14 September 2021. MB finds himself in Georgia.

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Lens Artists Challenge – keep walking


Well done to Amy, Tina et al for keeping the weekly photo challenge going when others like MB were wilting.

Keep Walking, is Amy’s photo challenge this week.

But if you do, MB wants to issue a stern warning to you all – BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU WALK!

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Home fires


After almost eighteen months of desert dwelling, MB got to make the trek home.

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MB is vaccinated


Time was, the only vaccination one thought about was that of one’s dog.

How times have changed.

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