Il-Fortizza ta’ Binġemma

Il-Fortizza ta’ Binġemma. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

This week’s recent photo is another one from that evening session in Kunċizzjoni a couple months ago, at the end of a lovely walk. It shows one of the entrances to Fort Binġemma, part of the Victoria lines. There’s a fair bit of controversy related to this fort, one of three built by the British as part of the defensive line that bore the queen’s name. Fort Mosta and Fort Madalena are still in government hands, the former used by the armed forces for their ammunition depot and canine division, while the latter is leased to the St John Rescue Corps and in regular use. Fort Binġemma, however, is effectively being illegally occupied. Read what you will into the state of a country that treats its own heritage this way.

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