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Throwback Thursday! Check out these vintage photos of Sliema from way back when
Incredible!

Jillian Mallia

Now THIS is a throwback! A local has shared photos of popular places in Sliema like you’ve never seen it before. Nowadays, Sliema is probably one of the most-developed areas and is nothing like the photos shared to a Sliema Facebook Group. However, parts are still recognisable. Check them out!

Sunny Strand Hotel

The Sunny Strand Hotel was in the corner that takes you up to Dingli Street and has views of the Tower and the sea.

Tower Road

Sliema’s Tower Road is possibly one of the most-used roads in the locality being right by the water’s edge and the easiest route from St Julian’s to Sliema. This photo shows something we’re really not used to today: horse-drawn carriages! We can only imagine what it was like to travel through Sliema’s roads on one of these babies.

Aerial views

We love a good aerial view. This one shows the bend right past the Tower, as well as the long Sir Adrian Dingli Street that takes you right up to the Three Trees and into another section of the town.

Along the coast

According to one Facebook commentator, this is somewhere along Sliema’s coast with the Dragonara Palace visible in the distance.

Seafront views

What’s better than waking up to seafront views everyday? We can only imagine! While such houses along the front around any longer, the flats that have been built in their place still boast the same gorgeous views.

Samuel Vassallo via Sliema u Slimizi / Facebook

28th January 2021


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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