Visual-Audio Series: Game of Bocci in Birgu, Malta
Visual-audio series, Malta edition... one more time. This one is probably one of my favourites. It was already getting dark while I was wandering aimlessly through Birgu, one of the oldest towns in Malta. Also called Città Vitoriosa it was once the capital before Valletta was established. It is best known for Fort Saint Angelo which had a crucial role in the defence during the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. If you're interested in more history, you can read about it on Wikipedia (for example).
Back to the story.
I stumbled upon fenced bocci playground with stands for spectators. People were watching the game almost like mesmerised. Not being familiar with the rules of this (obviously quite popular) game allowed me to focus more on the people around. They barely noticed me and couldn't care less about me taking photos. A street photographer's dream. You can see some of the photos from that day in the slideshow below.
While I was choosing the photos and writing this, audio recording (click above) was playing in a loop. I couldn't find a way to make it play in a similar fashion here on my blog, so I've included download link if you wish to download it to your computer and use your favourite music player to listen to it seamlessly. Btw I highly recommend using headphones for full immersion!
Whichever method you've chosen I hope you've enjoyed. Let me know about your experience in the comments below. Thank you.