Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Wayside Chapels – St Anthony (l/o Mdina)

Winter countryside (1)

This chapel is situated in an abandoned cemetery underneath the lofty walls of Mdina. The cemetery was used to bury people who died during outbreaks of the plague or who fell victim to other infectious illnesses such as cholera and tuberculosis. Up until fairly recently, both the chapel and the cemetery were derelict and over-grown with weeds and wild plants. In the last couple of years some form of restoration effort seems to be taking place. According to the website Kappelli Maltin (Maltese Chapels), the chapel was built some time in the mid-1800s.

Winter countryside (3)

St Anthony’s Chapel & Cemetery

Infetti Road

l/o Mdina

Photographed February 2010

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