Saturday, May 13, 2006

"The" Flag

According to Wikipedia, Patriotism denotes positive attitudes by individuals to their own civic or political community, to its culture, its members, and to its interests. To actions towards other countries, or to non-civic groups, are not generally described as 'patriotic', and they may be referred to by a specific name, such as pro-Greek philhellenism.

To some, patriotism has connotations of self-sacrifice, implying that the individual should place the interests of the community above their personal interests, and in extreme cases their lives. In wartime, patriotism as so understood is assumed to be the main driving force for participation in military operations, certainly if it is voluntary. In this context patriotism is seen as an explanation for the apparent suspension of the instinct for self-preservation, which implies that all humans would avoid a battlefield.

Others, however, associate patriotism with the common good, with the aim of responding to conflicts in ways which ensure that everyone benefits. As such, patriotism has ethical connotations: it implies that the political community is in some way a moral standard or moral value in itself.

Whenever I see this flag I feel proud to be Maltese! ... :-)

taken by Caska on 01.05.2006

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Caska's Figolla

Another Easter ... another year has passed! and I present you .. this year's figolla!!!

taken by Caska on 15.04.2006

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Marco se ne andato e non ritorna piu!

The long awaited Marco Masini concert ... seems already it's been so long! Me and my sister were exactly in the perfect window! The performance was excellent .. the memories sweet ... too bad they took my camera!!! at least I managed a couple of mobile pictures!

taken by Caska on 31.03.2006

Monday, March 27, 2006

A new friend

taken by Caska on 26.03.2006

Eat and let eat!

Cookout at Mizieb ... the last piggying out. Healthy dieting as from tomorrow! Will post about this dieting in a couple of months!!

taken by Caska on 26.03.2006

Monday, March 06, 2006

Filfla Going Down Down Down

Yesterday I spent around 6 hours off-roading with my friend aboard his landrover ("il-Bruce"). With all the hopping I couldn't even keep my camera still for a photo! However, this picture captures the spirit of the Route Hunt adventure ...
An old 1942 compass and 1982 maps, a ruler and pencil, a thermos with coffee and lots of enthusiasm were the mixture of ingredients which made this day unforgettable!

taken by Caska on 05.03.2006 - Filfla

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Fairytale Path

The streets in Maastricht at dusk are simply enchanting with a misty look and branches of trees bordering the city ...

taken by Caska on 21.02.2006


taken by Caska on 23.02.2006 - Maastricht NL

Monday, February 27, 2006

Carnival Frenzy

Carnival in Maastricht

taken by Caska on 21.02.2006

Whose Touch?

The trees' natural beauty just struck me ... whose touch was it?? :-)

taken by Caska on 21.02.2006 - Maastricht NL

As Soft As Cotton

Clouds over Italy ... I just wished I could jump onto it!!

taken by Caska on 20.02.2006