Tuesday, June 25, 2013
1. At noon each day, the cannons are fired from the Upper Barracca to announce the time (top left).
2. The Maltese cross is recognized by its distinctive 8 points (top right). The 8 points represent the heavenly virtues of truth, faith, repentance, humility, justice, mercy, purity, and endurance of persecution. The cross is a symbol of the Order of the Knights of Saint John that were formed with representatives of eight lands in Europe as original knights.
3. The Blue Grotto is one of the major attractions of Malta. Each day when weather permits, boats take visitors through the caved area.
4. The harbor is overseen by the Watch Tower (bottom right). Notice the eye and the ear on the sides.