Come and visit a new exhibition The Mystery of the Bosphorus – An Exhibition of Vintage Postcards (1895-1907). Jointly hosted by the Turkish Embassy and the Malta Postal Museum and Arts Hub, this collection of early specimens forms part of Ambassador Reha Keskintepe’s private collection. It depicts the heart and soul of Istanbul during the last decades of the Ottoman period with a colourful array of costumes, street vendors and prominent landmarks all of which bear witness to a city in the throes of development – a forerunner of today’s bustling metropolis. Early 20thcentury footage of Istanbul and the shores of the Bosphorus is also being screened for the duration of the exhibition which will close on 13 October.
Visit the Richard Ellis Photographic Exhibition and get an idea of what Malta looked like in the early 20th century. The photographs focus exclusively on the General Post Office in Valletta and give us a good idea of the workings of the postal service both from the front counters and behind the scenes too!