Valletta
Time-travelling through Valletta! Check out this vintage photo capturing daily life in front of Castille
The photo features the collection of grain which was then used to feed chickens and pigeons raised by local families.

Lyndsey Grima

What an incredible throwback! Facebook page Strada Stretta's recent vintage photo whisks us away to a simpler time, capturing the essence of daily life near the ‘fosos’ in front of Castille in Valletta.

The image features men and children sporting light berets, evoking a sense of nostalgia for a bygone era. The gathering of eager children, patiently awaiting the men's preparations, unfolds a scene familiar to those who once witnessed the communal choreography of sweeping up scattered grain with brooms and shovels.

This charming snapshot harks back to a time when every aspect of life was intertwined with tradition and community.

The collected grain, a product of this collective effort, held a unique purpose – to feed chickens and pigeons, often raised by families on their rooftops.

Do you remember scenes like this in Valletta?

17th January 2024


Lyndsey Grima
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