Some of the islands’ brightest gems are sparkling in a photographic exhibition of photographer Gino Galea’s works at the Nivelles Cultural Centre in Belgium.

Be they panoramic photographs of some of the most picturesque sites at night or by day, on land or at sea, or simple wedding photography, the exhibition offers a taste of daily life on the islands.

Featuring a selection of more than 24 photographs, the exhibition, which runs until the end of the month, was organised by the Embassy of Malta in Belgium and the Region of Wallonia to mark the Belgian Presidency of the European Union.

In an inauguration ceremony earlier this month, Danielle Sarlet, the region’s public service secretary general, praised the quality of the exhibition, adding that the island was full of treasures and a place of living history.

Speaking at the opening, Ambassador for Malta to Belgium Pierre Clive Agius pointed out that the island had been added to the destinations where students could travel on regional grants.

In this respect, he said, relations were not only improving on an institutional level but also between the citizens themselves.