Abandoned Car

Over the last few weeks I have been working on the photography side of the walking book project. This involves going through my now rather extensive catalogue of photos to find those that were taken from these walks, shortlisting those that are suitable as illustrations. In some cases this has been rather straightforward, simply a matter of finding the various outings in the area and … Continue reading Abandoned Car

Lunzjata

This week’s throwback post takes us back to late winter this year, and a walk starting from the cliffs at Dingli and heading down through Fawwara. I already shared photos of the other chapel in the small hamlet of Fawwara. This one, too, proves to be rather tricky to photograph due to the very limited viewpoints. Those who are interested will find details about this … Continue reading Lunzjata

Lunzjata and Laferla Cross

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, … Continue reading Lunzjata and Laferla Cross

Sant’ Antnin and Mdina

The next few throwback photos, including today’s, will feature chapels from the Maltese countryside, part of an ongoing (likely life-long) project to document this very characteristic part of our heritage. Today’s photo shows the chapel dedicated to Sant’ Antnin, below the walls of Mdina. The chapel is part of a disused cemetery, known as Ta’ l-Infetti, referring to its use for burying victims of the … Continue reading Sant’ Antnin and Mdina

Cliff-Top Walk

Today I’m back with another photo from the walk I did in Mtaħleb earlier this year. Past Miġra l-Ferħa a path continues along the cliff-top, with excellent views. Up ahead you can see the last stretch of Rdum tal-Vigarju, as it tapers towards il-Blata tal-Melħ. In the distance, the sun lights up Rdum ta’ Ċenċ in Gozo, and Xewkija church is prominent in the skyline. … Continue reading Cliff-Top Walk

Ras id-Dawwara

This week I’m continuing with a short series of natural landscape photos for my throwback post. Today’s and the next few are from one of my favourite walks, around Mtaħleb, that I did earlier this year. This shows a lovely inlet with sheer cliffs on all sides, which I had photographed before. Strangely, however, I had never published the wide view as one approaches the … Continue reading Ras id-Dawwara