Lunzjata and Laferla Cross

Lunzjata and Laferla Cross. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

For this week’s throwback I’m starting with photos from another walk I did last winter, in the countryside around Fawwara and Girgenti, in the outskirts of Siġġiewi. The high point of the walk was a steep hill, at the top of which there’s the Laferla Cross and the nearby chapel of the Annunciation (Lunzjata in Maltese). The cross is a well-known landmark in the area, and the access paths were paved not too long ago, so access is fairly easy. Unfortunately, the chapel itself has suffered substantial damage, and is in danger of collapse. As usual, the article on Kappelli Maltin (in Maltese) provides a wealth of information on this chapel.

I made two photos here – the photo above was taken with my ultra-wide angle lens, to show both the chapel and the cross. One can also clearly see the vertical fissure in the front wall of the adjacent room, and of course the fencing to keep people out. The photo below was taken with the tilt-shift lens. I recall it was rather breezy when I did this walk, and I purposely extended the exposure time on this photo to blur the clouds and the movement in the tree branches.

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

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