Please consider joining us for an exciting destination photo workshop to Valletta, the capital of the island country of Malta, and the Maltese island Gozo, thought to be Calypso’s island from the classical Odyssey. The dates are November 3-12, 2018. Making this visit especially timely, Valletta, Malta will be hosting the title of European Capital of Culture in 2018! Click here for more information, and here for the Reservation Form.
At the cross-roads of history and central to the Mediterranean, Malta is a romantic and uniquely situated island country. Malta boasts some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world, numerous incredible fortifications, and a capital (Valletta) that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its entirety.
Because of its unique attributes, history, location, and size, Malta presents great photographic opportunities in a very manageable environment. We’ll walk the fabled cobble-stoned streets, stairs, and ramparts of Valletta with our cameras, explore locations known only to locals, and enjoy legendary Maltese hospitality. In the evening, when we’re not photographing sunset or the night sky, we’ll critique our photos and work on extending our range of photographic techniques.
Excursions will include:
- A sunset harbor cruise of Valletta and the surrounding areas
- Special boat tour of the Blue Grotto designed for us to allow for photography
- The fabulous fishing harbor at Marsaxlokk
- A sunset visit to the citadel at Mdina
- Tour of the world-famous neolithic sites with a local archaeology expert
Besides our time on the main island of Malta, we’ll also travel by private bus and the ferry to the island of Gozo, where we will spend two nights. Gozo is likely the island famed in antiquity called Ogygia, where Calypso lived. Limerick poet extraordinaire Edward Lear described its coastal scenery as “ponskizillious and gromphiberous, being as no other words can describe its magnificence.” On Gozo, we will visit sea cliffs, salt pans, small villages, churches, and beaches.