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Little Turtle is pleased to see how well restoration to the Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta is coming along. After bombings during the Second World War, the original Royal Opera House, completed in 1866, came crashing down. Various restoration projects were planned over the decades but went without implementation until 2008. Considering the importance of cultural and historical landmarks such as this gorgeous old theatre, Little Turtle couldn’t be happier!

Little Turtle is a little disappointed with this photo. It’s hard to tell exactly how very, very deep this excavation goes – for reference, look across to those awnings, or down to the far left at that construction equipment (back hoe? digger? Little Turtle doesn’t know, and neither does The Girl). When the wind picked up, The Girl snatched Little Turtle back from the edge of this bridge in Valletta, Malta very quickly. This project is one of many restoration projects around Valletta, and LT can’t wait to see them finished, especially the opera house.