Weekly Photo Challenge: CHANGE

Two winters ago I was extremely lucky to go on a 5-day trip to the Island of Malta. The trip not only provided me with a change of geography, weather, culture, history, and gastronomy, but it also made possible for me to see Popeye Village that is a remnant of a movie set for the musical that was filmed there in 1980.

Since Popeye was by far my favourite cartoon growing up, which made me eat spinach and sing the theme song for hours on end, I could not pass on the opportunity to see the village.

Here is a glimpse of Popeye Village aka Sweet-haven Village situated in beautiful Anchor Bay in the north-west corner of Malta.



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60 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: CHANGE

  1. Such beautiful beautiful pictures!
    Of course, I doubt if I’d be able to work out how to take the lens cap off myself.. but if happy memories of my Valletta honeymoon serve me correctly the light in that part of the world must be a photographers dream come true?!
    Thanks for posting.


    • Hello Steven… I appreciate this kind comment so much. What month did you visit Malta? I also stayed in Valletta; it was a week after the New Year’s Day, but we were so lucky with the weather. I wasn’t properly equipped to take photos back then and the days in January are so short, so I am determined to go back some day again in spring or autumn πŸ™‚


  2. I knew your music was going to be “I’m Popeye the sailor man,” and I wasn’t disappointed. πŸ™‚ I used to love that programme too.
    What a lovely little village.


  3. Great post and music, Paula… πŸ˜›
    – Some years ago, my wife played DVD ‘Popeye’ to persuade my daughters eat vegetables (spinach).. πŸ˜† –


  4. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com

    Amazing picture.Greetings.jalal


  5. β€œI yam what I yam, and that’s all what I yam” (Popeye) πŸ˜‰

    Gr8 written and gr8 photos
    – actually I have been there and the silly black drake didn’t know this… “lol”


  6. : Popeye the sailor man… πŸ˜€ Lovely village, Paula. Beautifully composition of the water, sky, and rock! Well done.


  7. Tragic, Paula! I was often compared to Olive Oyl (Oil?) in my youth…
    I won’t hold it against Malta though. I’ve often wanted to visit.


    • How could that be??!! Were you dark-haired and had the same hairdo? Anyway Olive is a pretty girl, but a nasty character πŸ˜‰


  8. This is from the set of the Popeye starring Robin Williams I suppose? I grew up on that movie (don’t ask why πŸ˜‰ )
    How cool that part of the set remains! You’ve captured this, as you do with so many landscapes, quite well. πŸ™‚


  9. I love Popeye too!
    And I love both your takes , but number 2 , shows an incredible range of colours….
    Water and sky , mamma mia!


  10. What a nice change … and gorgeous pictures! Such vibrant colours! How fun about Pop-Eye, had no idea that was filmed in Malta!


    • Yes! It was a marvelous change amidst of winter for me πŸ™‚ and the visit to the Popeye Village was past revisiting πŸ™‚ Thank you so much Rebe πŸ™‚


  11. Love the way you framed the village, such a neat scene. That turquoise water in the second one makes me want to throw on the scuba gear and jump in!


    • Yes, I can understand … it made me feel the same.. I promised myself to go back there in the bathing season πŸ˜€ Thank you, Jeffo πŸ™‚


    • Hi Max πŸ™‚ So far I am not sorry I have removed it.. I feel free to ignore all those like-pressing freaks that are only seeking attention (click-whores), but tell me: are you having second thoughts? I am only asking cause I saw likes on your second blog…


      • No, I don’t miss them, but I felt like having them in the second blog. At least until it’s been up and running for a while. They’ll probably disappear from my second blog too…

        I’ve scheduled the second blog to post something every day. It’s almost like a surprise to myself, because I forgot what I scheduled, so every morning there’s a new post waiting.


    • πŸ˜€ Malta IS unusual and definitely worth visiting, and yes, Popeye was a wonderful surprise. Grazie mille Alessandro πŸ™‚


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