Red Tower

For this week’s throwback post I’m sharing a couple of photos of St Agatha’s Tower (It-Torri ta’ Sant’ Agata), probably better known simply as the Red Tower. This tower sits on the west part of Marfa ridge, in the limits of Mellieħa, and is one of the series of watchtowers built during the reign of Grand Master Lascaris. It is a well known landmark, visible … Continue reading Red Tower

It-Torri ta’ Sant’Agata

I’m continuing this series of throwback photos from a walk in Il-Majjistral last autumn, this time with a view north towards the well-known red tower in Mellieħa. In the foreground one can see the headland enclosing Il-Prajjiet, possibly better know as Anchor Bay, where there remains the “Popeye Village” set from the 1980 Disney film, now a tourist attraction. (This explains the houses with pitched … Continue reading It-Torri ta’ Sant’Agata