Malta Looks Like Another Planet In These Photos From A Long-Forgotten Time

Most places are totally unrecognisable

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Social bookmarking site Pinterest has come a long way since its startup days over seven years ago. It also turned out to be a goldmine of amazing (and at times extremely rare) photos of a very different Malta.

Here are some of the coolest picks for your ultimate #ThrowbackThursday feels.

1. Part of the Royal Navy Mediterranean fleet, anchored and chilling in Marsamxett 

2. People congregate to watch the first television in Gozo (1958)

3. Malta's Railway (taken pre 1931)

4. Blata l-Bajda's flyover still under construction (1965)

5. Pjazza Sant'Anna in Floriana, sans cars... plus tram (1920s)

6. St. George's Square in Valletta over a century ago (1894)

7. The notorious Strait Street, in the area more commonly known as 'The Gut' (1940s)

8. A street in Valletta (possibly King's Street), with anti-British / pro-independence signs over shops (early 1960s)

9. A pre-War photo of Floriana's famous Porte des Bombes. The gate was built in 1721 and renovated in 1868

10. The underground grain storage at Floriana's Fossos, which was still in use until 1962. This is how the Granaries square got its name

11. A view of Floriana (including the Granaries) from the road which leads uphill to Castille and St. James Cavalier (1860s)

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David Grech Urpani

Sarcastically ironic, Dave is a recovering hipster musician with a penchant for chicken, women's clothes and Kanye.