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This blog is dedicated to Malta - my island home. My aim is not to bore you with history but to share my thoughts and a few facts together with a photo or two. For a more in -depth background of the island please go here. The purpose of this blog is not to point out the short-comings of the island. There are plenty that do that already. My wish is to show you the beauty of an island at the cross roads of the Mediterranean, a melting pot of history; a place where fact and fiction are sometimes fused to create unique myths and legends; a country that has been conquered so many times that our culture is a mish mesh of the lands that surround us and of lands far away. I confess that my greatest desire is to make you fall in love with this tiny enchanting island.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Nadur Tower

Dwejra, Nadur &  Mdina (15)

Nadur Tower

Nadur Tower is situated 220metres above sea level at a place called Bingemma Gap. It is one of 5 towers commissioned by Grand Master Lascaris between 1637 and 1640. The tower is about 11 metres high and consists of 2 small rooms on the ground floor. Access to the roof was via a wooden ladder (today replaced by iron rungs stapled into the wall).

Dwejra, Nadur &  Mdina (16)

Dwejra, Nadur &  Mdina (17)

Inside Nadur Tower

Nadur Tower was one of several look-out posts built by the Knights of St John to survey the surrounding sea. Each tower was located in a strategic position to enable communication with other nearby towers. This tower is in a magnificent vantage point with unobstructed views of almost all the island.

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Nadur Tower

Bingemma

May 2012

7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous views!

    One wonders if any of the buildings we build nowadays will still be standing 400 years from now!

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  2. From your photographs, I get the impression that the island has a mostly sunny climate.

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  3. Wow..what a gorgeous tower, and the arch to see outside is spectacular, with beautiful ceiling inside too..So many stories in there to tell.

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  4. How Magnificent Loree!! I wish i could just touch that tower..I imagine the stone feeling warm on the outside in the sun.....you are so lucky to be living in the midst of history and poetic beauty! Gorgeous photos..
    You rock!
    Victoria

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  5. Thank you for taking us into the brightest corners of your life!

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  6. Stunning images! Thank you for the tour :)

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