On a breezy day a couple of weeks ago, we drove to the little town of Dingli and then headed on towards the cliffs which drop vertiginously into the deep blue sea. The summer heat and drought has de-nuded the cliffs and, shorn of the short-rooted plants that grow in the garigue in the cooler months, their jagged edges look sad and forlorn, waiting patiently for the rain that will give them back life.
It is on these cliffs that the chapel dedicated to St Mary Magdalen is situated.
Three steps lead to a small one-roomed building. With the sheer cliffs behind it and the towns of Rabat, Mtarfa and Mdina in the distance, this chapel commands one of the most outstanding views on the Island.
I could not find much information about this chapel other than that it was built in 1640 to tend to the needs of the farmers that made a frugal living from the little terraced fields in pockets of soil on the cliff-face. During the winter months this area is a favoured picnic stop by many but, in summer, it is surrounded by silence and the gentle sighing of the wind.
Loree!!...lovely..so gorgeous..and I love MM! wonderful tribute to her!Beautiful photos..stunning and peaceful!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photographs Loree.ReplyDelete
The photographs give a panoramic breathtaking view of this area of Malta. The limestone chapel is simple but beautiful overlooking the terraced fields. I'm not sure that I would want to picnic anywhere close to that mountaneous cliff!ReplyDelete
Loree thanks for posting these photos and the story too.
Oh wow! Panorama pics from a place like heaven! Thank you for sharing this with us!!! Hugs from Luzia.ReplyDelete
Wonderful blog, excellent post, lovely island!!ReplyDelete
The small chapel has a look of serene solitude.ReplyDelete
Wow, what a beautiful place !ReplyDelete
The chapel is charming and the views...breathtaking!ReplyDelete
So beautiful ... love this little chapel.ReplyDelete
Perfect example of "location location location" as well! Spectacular spot!