It says on the back of this postcard “Looking away from Valletta, Malta’s capital city, towards the Triton Fountain and the suburban residential area of Floriana.”
We can add “And noting a Volkswagen Type 2 (Single cab Transporter pickup) and a Jaguar E Type roadster on the the bridge in front of the City Gate”. (We can also see a couple of VW Beetles and a couple of Minis behind.)
Two nice juxtapositions
In in the Type 2 and the E Type we see the shortest bonnet – well no bonnet, and the longest bonnet.
And looking at the Beetles and Minis we have rear wheel drive and rear engined Beetles and front wheel drive and front engined Minis.
Germans and Brits in Malta.
The VW Type 1 (Beetle) was launched in 1938.
The Type 2 (Transporter) in 1950.
The E-Type in 1961.
The Triton Fountain was built between 1955 and 1958 and has been restored twice.
The Bridge in this postcard has gone, to be replaced by a narrow pedestrian bridge.