Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
A wet wintry day just outside Valletta’s main gate. The Triton Fountain sporting Vincenzo Apap’s beautiful bronzes from 1959. Above the fountain, the diffuse rays of the setting sun flicker like flames amongst the billowing clouds textured like smoke. The road surface is wet from a recent downpour.
A strong image reminiscent of men holding a bowl of burning oil with its leaping flames reaching out into the sky.
And all an optical illusion, of course! Captured on my way out of the office during my walk to my car using only a humble mobile phone camera.