Malta had haunted me-and I suppose all other in the Mediterranean fleet –ever since I had first arrived in this sea at the ag of nineteen in 1941.
It was a name famous throughout the world, but also a name of ill-omen and foreboding. How often had I seen merchant ships loading in Alexandria, destroyers alongside jetties taking on stores, and barges going out to capital ships deep laden with ammunition and stores of every kind-all for Malta.
Ernie Bradford in Siege :Malta 1940-1943
MEMORIES OF STAY IN MALTA- 2010-12
As an introduction to the magic of Valletta we
walked to the Upper Barrakka gardens.
For walks and views, perspectives and visions
History walk…Tales of Dragut, Turks and Gozitans
Magic Show at Theater Manoel
(Back to Manoel-
Exploring Art ..Her Grief..at St.James Centre of Creativity
A quiet afternoon at Hastings Garden
Every journey has it’s little wonders
In Search of Manwel Dimech-Maltese radical writer
and father figure of the Maltese Labor movement
Many lovely hours spent in the National Library
exploring different paths and intersections…
of thought and being
St.James Centre of Creativity..
Back to these corridors..Museum of Fine Arts Malta
With Old Friend Chekov again
Artists must never express the sense of an age:
They must give a sense to that age.
In this theme of “Dialogues with Preti” one
feels that one is looking at objects that have
been gazed upon by past generations and will
continue to be admired by future ones.
My father first starting taking me to museums.
I continue that tradition with my sons
Remembering such galleries..in India..”Bhau Daji Lad museum”..Byculla.Mumbai
National Gallery in Delhi (Jaipur House-India Gate)
Guitar Lessons with Tony Pace-St.Venera
Remembering Maben Oswald-Sagar’s first guitar teacher
in every note played
As Tony Pace tested what this young student knew
(Sagar has been learning guitar for three years,
and Tony has been teaching for 36)
He acknowledged that Maben had taught him well.
and then he handed me a magazine which told of the Piedmont Blues
..of the Cultural historians who connected the African-American context
of the blues form and the connection between the West African finger
picking techniques brought to America by slaves and the Piedmont style
that developed from them.
Remembering some notes and traditions of story-telling through music from India
Our Trails together