Summer heatwaves in Malta mean sun, sea, sand and soaring temperatures.
And it appears it has always been that way, as these nostalgic pictures from the award-winning Bay Retro archives show Malta’s love of the beach when the mercury levels rocket.
The striking images features sun lovers playing by the shore from the early 1910s right through to the 1980s.
It seems everyone enjoys the simple pleasures of sitting on the beach, building sandcastles and going for a paddle in the Mediterranean Sea when the weather is extra hot.
But how did people in Malta handle heatwaves in years passed? Turns out, much like we do today.