Malta - Riding the Bus All Day for 1.50 EUR - Mdina

We couldn't believe it when we saw the print-out...it cost us 1.50 EUR for a day pass on the public bus that goes all around the island of Malta.  We boarded a bus headed clear across the island toward Mdina and Rabat.

After about an hour, the bus let us off in front of a sand colored building with gorgeous red shutters.
Just a short distance away was the entrance to the walled city of Mdina.
The 'moat' area had been turned into a lovely green space.
Inside the medieval walled town, we passed ornate public buildings.
The eight pointed cross of the Knights of St. John, the chivalrous order that ran Malta for centuries, was laid out in stone on the ground.
We wound our way through the narrow, car-less streets to the square anchored by St. Paul's Cathedral.
I particularly loved the splashes of color on the otherwise sandy buildings on the square.
Here's a monochromatic view...
We left the square and let ourselves get lost on the narrows lanes of Mdina.
I liked the large tree in front of this small church.
A flowering creeper added another splash of color to a nearby building.
We mounted the town wall and looked out over the Maltese countryside.
A bit of a storm was brewing.
Clear warnings were posted to keep people off the walls but this was blantantly ignored by those around us.
A further walk through town uncovered unusual statues.
Check out the creepy head below...
I liked looking at the cathedral tower framed by the narrow streets.
We were excited when the sun finally started to peek through!
We took one final lap around town and we were ready to head over to Rabat.
Mdina is mainly for tourists but Rabat is an actually working town that sits just outside the walls of Mdina.

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