10 amazing images show Malta then and now

Malta loves to reinvent itself.

Once an important military base and reliant on heavy industry, the island has transformed itself over the last three decades and now has a vibrant restaurant, shopping, leisure and entertainment scene.

These amazing images illustrate how Malta has changed over the years.

History enthusiast Joe Scicluna from Qormi has compared an array of Bay Retro vintage photographs with his own snaps of how the area looks today.

He told 89.7 Bay: ‘Some photos were taken from the very same angle, others from a similar point of view.’

‘When I walk down its streets I can’t help visualising how most of them looked over the years.

‘It’s not as straightforward as it may seem, but it’s great fun and very rewarding.’

1. Gozo Aqueduct

2. Mellieha

3. St George’s Bay

4. Balluta Bay

5. Marsascala seafront

6. Balluta Bay

7. Marsalforn

8. Luqa

9. Balluta Bay

10. Marsa

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