Madonna ta’ Hodegitria and Victoria Lines

This week we’re travelling back five years to a walk starting from Binġemma, to share a couple of very related photos of the Victoria Lines. There is a particularly pretty section of the fortification lines where they cross the valley just below the chapel there. In the first photo, above, the chapel dedicated to the Madonna ta’ Hodegitria can be seen on the left, while … Continue reading Madonna ta’ Hodegitria and Victoria Lines

Spanish Sparrow on Wild Fennel

[Updated 16-May-2019: added details on wild fennel and sparrow.] Today’s photo is a bit unusual, as my subjects usually don’t move much (or at all). I believe it’s always good to stretch oneself by trying new things, so lately I’ve been trying to do more than simply admire the birds as they twit by. On this particular outing in nearby Wied il-Għasel I only took … Continue reading Spanish Sparrow on Wild Fennel


Last week I finally got around to shooting a nearby small church that is still in regular use. I had visited this church before, with the intention of shooting it, but abandoned the idea when I realised I couldn’t find a suitable point of view. Trouble is, of course, that most of these chapels and small churches are situated on very narrow (and usually windy) … Continue reading Tal-Mirakli