On our final day on Gozo we had a tour of the island to take in some of the amazing history and scenery the island offers, on top of the great diving. Then all the journalists, who had come from Russia, Poland, Netherlands, Germany, UK, France & Switzerland, along with their dive centre staff and guests met up for a meal to celebrate the end of the European Divers Meeting.
Having met Pete Bullen on the day of diving at the Karwela Wreck, we were delighted that we were also able, along with most of the group, to walk down the hill from the Citadella, to Maldonado’s Bistro, where Pete was holding the opening evening for his photography exhibition: ‘Two Sides of Gozo’. The exhibition consists of 38 framed images and two large canvasses of life above and below the waves on this island that Pete now calls home and it will be on display until mid-July.
Around two thirds of the images are underwater pictures that show-off some of the best diving that Gozo has to offer, with shipwrecks, divers, caves and marine life. The landscape shots also focus on Gozo’s beautiful coastline, bays and harbours (along with Pete’s famous and adorable dog, Bob).
The venue is perfect for such an exhibition, with the ancient stone walls setting off the visual feast. It was a popular opening night too – with groups of people huddled around all of the images, whilst enjoying some great nibbles along with a beverage or two. There was a real buzz around this cellar style restaurant, as more and more people piled down the stairs to see the images on display. Pete obviously loves Gozo and this shines through in the series of images he has selected to display in this excellent exhibition. All the images are available to buy as prints or canvasses. If you are on Gozo in the next few weeks, then this is well worth a visit.
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