There probably aren't many places I would visit, then come back with enough photographs of doors to make an entire blog post of them. But then, Malta does have some incredibly beautiful buildings.
I'm not just talking about buildings like the Grandmaster's Palace in Valletta, or any of the island's opulent churches. I'm talking about the ordinary buildings, happened upon while strolling down ordinary streets. One of the distinguishing features of these buildings are the little enclosed Juliet balconies that jut out over the road. Some are in stone, but most of them are wooden, and often brightly painted to match the window frames, and of course the doors.
This whole post started on our first full day on the island. We went for a wander close to the hotel (just outside Mellieha on the north of Malta), and spotted a building with a little wooden door. It was half size, patched up with extra planks of wood, and the bright yellow paint was flaking badly. I liked it immediately, and took a photo of it.
After that, I just kept on noticing beautiful doors. They were everywhere, around every corner: some well kept and brightly painted, others flaking and looking a bit more shabby chic. Many of them also had fish-shaped handles, presumably because everywhere on Malta is so close to the sea.
So here are a few of my favourites. Not interested in photos of doors? Don't knock it till you've tried it! I didn't think I was either, until I reailsed I'd come back from Malta with a camera full of them...