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Visual-Audio Series: Women Chatter in Rabat, Malta

It's time to go back to May 2016 when I visited Malta for the first time. I didn't have time to prepare for this trip (more about it in a separate post) and frankly, that forced me to be "in the moment" most of the time. That's probably why this trip had such a big impact on me. Everything was strangely beautiful and alive. I was part of everything that was happening around me and I was silent observer at the same time. 

 Candid street scene in front of Parish Church of St Paul & Grotto (il-Kolleġġjata u Proto-Parroċċa ta' San Pawl) in small charming town called Rabat, Malta.

Candid street scene in front of Parish Church of St Paul & Grotto (il-Kolleġġjata u Proto-Parroċċa ta' San Pawl) in small charming town called Rabat, Malta.

For some still unknown reason, I started recording sounds and noises around me using just iPhone's mic (don't expect studio-like quality). Completely unknown language to me, a strange mix of Southern Italian and Arabic was enchanting to my ears and soul. 

I felt the urge to share that with my friends. It was like: "Can you hear that? It's so beautiful and strange. Look at this photo! It's happening right in front of my eyes. This is what I see. This is what I hear. Be with me, here and now."

That's how this idea started and hopefully it will develop and grow further. Find audio recording below and play it while you look at this photo. Do it once again with your eyes closed. Please, enjoy!

Additional note: first thing I do whenever I travel to a new place is to buy local sim card with data plan. That allows me to instantly share. However, it would be hardly possible to do if I wasn't shooting with Fujifilm x100t which has built in wi-fi connectivity. The photo I've just taken was on my iPhone in a split second. I usually then take it to VSCO library to get the desired look and it's ready for sharing. If you're interested to know more about my travel workflow with Fuji and wifi, please do let me know.