Malta: Overwhelming


The rotunda at Mosta with its classical facade almost seduces you into thinking that the inside of the church will be a quite victorian style church but walk through the door and the tsunami of color and images can be overwhelming. The depictions, the mass of colors, the paintings, the statues, the gold decor and the altar make it hard to know where to start. Try to take it all in and you could drown in overwhelm.

Perhaps the best approach is to sit and quietly absorb what is around you.
All around you there are men and women preparing the church and statues for the Good Friday procession. Look up and you see the inside of the dome, the third largest unsupported dome in the world.

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