Malta in a Minute: The Persian

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If there's one thing that I love to do when walking around Valletta with a camera, it's hunting out old, wooden shop-fronts. I have no idea what the Persian used to be when it was still in business; whether it was a restaurant, a store that sold exotic spices or a bar whose patrons guzzled their beer while ogling a bevy of beautiful belly dancers. I'm sure I could find out if I asked around but the mystery  makes it all the more alluring.

Here is the Persian in all its rosy glory.

The Persian, Valletta | Sincerely Loree | Lifestyle Blog

Incidentally, it is the only old shop-front in Valletta that I have ever come across that is painted this particular shade of pink. So that's another thing that makes it unique.

In the coming weeks I will dedicate an entire post to Valletta's old shop-fronts but, in the meantime, I wanted to introduce you to one of my absolute favourites. I hope you like it as much as I do.

The Persian
Saint Ursula Street

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La Contessa said...

BEAUTIFUL PINK COLOR.................
I know I would LOVE MALTA!
HAPPY to know you love your camera and are willing to SHOW US what SHE is ALL ABOUT!

Loree said...

Dear Elizabeth, the foundation stone of Valletta was laid in 1566 but the earliest structures in Malta date back to around 4000BC. I'm happy you liked this shop-front. It has always been one of my favourites. I hope that, if the premises are ever restored, whoever the new owner will be will decide to keep the pink colour as it is quite unique.

Pipistrello said...

What a gorgeous pink! Everything is just so for that shopfront. Unlike you, I couldn't rest until I knew its back story, pedestrian or not...although I suspect it had a rather intriguing origin.

Loree said...

Pipistrelle, I'll do my best to dig up it's history.

Debbie Nolan said...

Oh Loree I would love to know if the Persian was a shop or restaurant too. Love that pink color. I am going over to check out your other links. You are such an artist with the camera. Hope you are having a great start to autumn. Hugs!

Loree said...

Thank you Debbie. You are very kind.

SteffR said...

What a lovely old shop front, I agree the mystery is more fun than knowing what it actually was!

Loree said...

Maybe one day I'll solve the mystery SteffiR. But, until then, I'll continue to wonder.

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