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.


Tuesday 30 July 2013

Wayside Chapels: The Immaculate Conception at Wied Gerzuma

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The chapel of the Immaculate Conception is in the middle of nowhere – or as in-the-middle-of-nowhere are you can be on this little island. I love it because of its isolated location and its simple interior. It was built in 1736 by Grand Master de Vilhena on land acquired in 1621 by Grand Master de Paule. The chapel is located on high ground in a rural setting and, on a clear day, the view is magnificent. Unfortunately, it was very hazy the day we visited so I could not really get a good photo of the scenery. This spot reminds me of childhood picnics and teenage hikes. It is certainly a place where you can get away from it all and enjoy nature at its pristine best.

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Location: Chapel of the  Immaculate Conception, Wied Gerzuma, l/o Rabat


Due to an upcoming vacation, I will not be posting on this blog for a while. I would, however, appreciate your feedback to the following question: what would you like to see more of on this page?

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer. 


  1. Amazing that on an Island there can be so much history!!!
    Love those warm stones ... so lovely.

  2. It is very pretty.

    Well, since you're asking and now that you've said something about the chapel's inside, I wouldn't mind peeking in there. I don't know if it would be allowed.

    Have a great time!

    1. I've fixed that. I can't believe I forgot to post it the first time round.

  3. More of the same? :) Actually, what I think might add a rich dimension is having you intersperse your own memories with the places you profile, giving it a human window onto the scene.

  4. Thank you! From your description, I didn't expect it to be so ornate, it's lovely!

  5. hi loree! hope you are having a great summer! see you when you get back!
    p.s. i love it here:)


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