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Throwback alert! Check out these stunning photos of Sliema from a time gone by
Transport back in time with these nostalgic photos!

Emma Galea

The Sliema we know of today is not quite the same Sliema that existed a few decades ago.

# Sliema

Posted by Ernest Ferrante on Sunday, 5 March 2023

These photos uploaded by Ernest Ferrante on the Facebook group ‘MALTA – Through the ages’ show a Sliema that is unrecognisable to many.

It’s quite obvious that buildings have been torn down as new ones were built. The style of cars and the fashion people are sporting have also changed drastically.

Yet for those that have a sharp eye, the photos above are still somewhat recognisable even though a lot has changed since then.

Ghar id-Dud:

This area was once an open dance floor where couples used to dance all night long but since then it has become more of a popular area for a quick dip or two. 

Tower Road

Unfortunately, many of these beautiful town houses have been torn down. What a pity, they were truly am architectural marvel to look at. 

Qui Si Sana

Things might have changed since this photo was taken but this area still remains as the perfect spot to watch the sun set during a hot summer day! 

The Ferries: 

Although this area has always been known for its shops, a lot of them have changed since then. 

Other photos around Sliema: 

These photos depict the various streets around sliema away from the waterfront. Do you recognise which streeets they are exactly? 

22nd February 2024


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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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