Tag Archives: Caves

Blue Grotto | Qrendi, Malta | 20 August 2014

This natural picturesque grotto and its neighbouring system of caverns mirrors the brilliant phosphorescent colours of the underwater flora.

The Blue Grotto is located near “Wied iz-Zurrieq” south of the town of Qrendi. A number of caves, including the Blue Grotto, which is the biggest one, can be reached by boat from Wied iz-Zurrieq. From Wied iz-Zurrieq one can also see the small island of Filfa. Filfla is uninhabited except for a unique species of lizards that live there. When Malta was a British colony, the island of Filfla was used for target practice by the British Armed Forces. The island is now protected under Maltese law.

The scenery around this area of the island is breathtaking. The cliffs rise out of the blue Mediterranean and the froth of the waves as they hit the rock face can make for some excellent shots.

Information from:
Web: http://www.visitmalta.com/en/info/bluegrotto

© Tony Blood - Blue Grotto. Qrendi, Malta, 29 September 2014

© Tony Blood – Blue Grotto. Qrendi, Malta, 29 September 2014

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WWII Shelters | Wignacourt Museum | Rabat, Malta | 24 July 2014

The building, fully completed in 1749, is on three levels: the underground level consists of a labyrinth of Punic, Roman and Christian Hypogea with interesting architectural features as well as a complex of World War II shelters with two main corridors and fifty rooms.

Information from:
Web: http://www.wignacourtmuseum.com

© Tony Blood – WWII Shelters, Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood – WWII Shelters, Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood – WWII Shelters, Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood – WWII Shelters, Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood – WWII Shelters, Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood – WWII Shelters, Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood – WWII Shelters, Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood – WWII Shelters, Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta 24 July 2014

Catacombs | Wignacourt Museum | Rabat, Malta | 24 July 2014

The Wignacourt Collegiate Museum at Rabat Malta has been reopened after a thorough refurbishment of the whole building – a baroque residence of the Chaplains of the Knights of Malta inaugurated by Grand Master Aloph de Wignacourt (1601-1622) as well as of its contents.

The building, fully completed in 1749, is on three levels: the underground level consists of a labyrinth of Punic, Roman and Christian Hypogea with interesting architectural features as well as a complex of World War II shelters with two main corridors and fifty rooms.

Information from:
Web: http://www.wignacourtmuseum.com

© Tony Blood - Catacombs, Wignacoourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Catacombs, Wignacoourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Catacombs, Wignacoourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Catacombs, Wignacoourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Catacombs, Wignacoourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Catacombs, Wignacoourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Catacombs, Wignacoourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Catacombs, Wignacoourt Museum, Rabat, Malta, 24 July 2014