Facade visual (in)consistency in Malta

In Malta, I have noticed that some owners’ associations don’t attach a lot of importance to the visual consistency of the facade.


an apartment building with mismatched balconies in Malta


Can you find two identical balconies in this building? (click the pictures to enlarge)


unmatching doorbells in Malta


Each one has its own doorbell model


an apartment block with mismatched balconies in Malta


More mismatched balconies (Note that the third floor balcony doesn’t even have a railing!)

Those odd balconies, windows or doorbells could offend your aesthetic sense if you’re more used to symmetry.


apartment buildings with multicoloured shutters and enclosed balconies in Valletta, Malta


Multicoloured shutters and enclosed balconies in Valletta

At the same time, this cacophony is somewhat picturesque. And that way you avoid fighting with the neighbours about the choice of the color when the shutters need to be painted.


apartment buildings with multicoloured shutters and enclosed balconies in Valletta, Malta

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