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Days of old! Decades old photo shows Gozo’s main street in Victoria
The Gozo of many decades ago!

Emma Galea

A photo shared by Lars Newton to ‘Old Photos of Malta’ shows a completely yet still recognisable Gozo from the one that exists today.

The photo was taken in what is now referred to as Republic Street in Victoria also known as ‘Triq it-Tigrija’. It is the main street of the town of Victoria and perhaps the busiest street in all of Gozo, home to many shops, restaurants and ongoing traffic.

It seems that many people gathered alongside the road to watch some kind of spectacle or another.

Some speculated that it may have either been the Imnarja celebrations or the Santa Marija horse race that still takes place.

People, mostly men can be seen pushing as far as they can to get to the front.

On the left, one man can even be seen dangling from the balcony so he could get to a higher point.

Sweet nostalgia!

29th January 2024


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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