Victoria Lines

Victoria Lines. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

Sharing one last photo, for this week’s throwback, from a walk I did two years ago, starting from Binġemma. A good part of this walk followed the old fortification line known as the Victoria lines, which traverses the width of Malta from Madliena on the east coast to the vicinity of Fomm ir-Riħ in the west. The lines include three forts, several sentry positions, bridges, etc. Long parts of the wall, though, simply consist of a low wall at the edge of the cliff line, along which runs a path. Much like what you see in this photo, for the better maintained parts. Substantial sections, unfortunately, have fallen into disrepair, or are so seriously overgrown as to be practically inaccessible. Thankfully, some sections along more popular areas are currently being restored.

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