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.


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

The Azure Window: the end of an icon

The Azure Window was a natural limestone arch that rose majestically out of the blue Mediterranean sea to a height of 28 metres (92 fee...