Malta – Central Region – St. Julian’s Bay – Love Sculpture

I misunderstood this sculpture, I thought that it was meant to be visible from the other side of the harbour, which struck me as slightly strange. Although technically it can be seen from the other side, apparently though it’s meant to make the word ‘love’ appear on the surface of the water. Which is just a little pointless for some of the year as the water isn’t anywhere near flat enough for that effect. It was conceived by Richard England who is a Maltese sculptor and architect who has designed numerous buildings on the islands.

Personally, I think it looks rather banal, especially with the number of love locks under it, primarily because it’s badly sited so it gets in the way of pedestrians. Anyway, it’s inoffensive and it’s liked by many other people.

The sign is just visible in the back of this photo.