Binġemma (3089)

Binġemma. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

Last week’s walk took me to a favourite place, just a short distance away from where my maternal grandparents lived. I’ve been to Binġemma before, several times in fact, and always thought it rather remote. It helps that the only road there is a one-car track – it’s paved, but seems to be in a perpetual need of repair. If you’ve followed this blog long enough you may recall a panorama I posted of the place several years ago. A print of that photo hangs on our landing.

Anyway, today’s photo was taken from further up the valley. Much of the land around here is cultivated; the stone walls are the traditional dividers (known as ħitan tas-sejjieħ). If memory serves me right there’s no mortar or any other binding agent, so water can flow through the wall as needed when it rains. Once again, this is a place I’ll need to return to specifically for photography. My list is growing long…

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