St Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral

The architect who build St Nicholas’ Russian Orthodox church was being supervised by A Smirnov, who was building the Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral a few blocks away.  This is a Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral and is home to the Patriarch of Bulgaria.

St Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral

The architect who build St Nicholas’ Russian Orthodox church was being supervised by A Smirnov, who was building the Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral a few blocks away.  This is a Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral and is home to the Patriarch of Bulgaria.

St Nicholas

On my first walk out in the city, found the Russian Orthodox church of St Nicholas governed by the Moscow Patriarchy.  It is a lovely little church with the most stunning gold and copper work on and around its roof.

St Nicholas

On my first walk out in the city, found the Russian Orthodox church of St Nicholas governed by the Moscow Patriarchy.  It is a lovely little church with the most stunning gold and copper work on and around its roof.

Serdica

My visit to Malta in January this year was closely followed by a trip to Sofia in Bulgaria.  As the snow has finally left the UK for the season, sifting through these pictures of a city in snow is quite

Serdica

My visit to Malta in January this year was closely followed by a trip to Sofia in Bulgaria.  As the snow has finally left the UK for the season, sifting through these pictures of a city in snow is quite

Vinally Valletta

The last place I visited during my trip to Malta was the capital, Valletta.  It was in a bit of disarray because it was between the dismantling of temporary lighting and seating equipment from the opening of its European City

Vinally Valletta

The last place I visited during my trip to Malta was the capital, Valletta.  It was in a bit of disarray because it was between the dismantling of temporary lighting and seating equipment from the opening of its European City

Exploring Victoria

Across the way from Ggantija is a windmill, also a tourist site.  In order to catch my bus (which runs every 90 minutes!) back to Rabat (the central old town of the city of Victoria) and my ferry I didn’t

Exploring Victoria

Across the way from Ggantija is a windmill, also a tourist site.  In order to catch my bus (which runs every 90 minutes!) back to Rabat (the central old town of the city of Victoria) and my ferry I didn’t

The other island

Gozo is often referred to as the ‘other’ island in the state of Malta (alongside the island of Malta), although there are others too.  Not least Comino, which you pass while on the ferry from Malta to Gozo. Having said

The other island

Gozo is often referred to as the ‘other’ island in the state of Malta (alongside the island of Malta), although there are others too.  Not least Comino, which you pass while on the ferry from Malta to Gozo. Having said

Mdina

As explained before, it is sometimes difficult to work out where one city ends and another begins.  Rabat Mdina are talked about as though they are the same place, or it is one place with two words of it (like

Mdina

As explained before, it is sometimes difficult to work out where one city ends and another begins.  Rabat Mdina are talked about as though they are the same place, or it is one place with two words of it (like