Thursday, 17 April 2014

Our Lady of Itria in the Maltese hills of Bingemma

Driving from Mdina to our hotel on the Golden Bay in Malta, we were confronted with road works and were forced to take a dirt road into the hills. You can not imagine how poor the state of this road was. All paths climbing the hill of Bingemma were so narrow that we were praying not to encounter traffic from the other direction.

Once we reached the top, we saw a small chapel. It is the chapel of Our Lady of Itria. It stood there all alone looking down on the city of Mosta which we visited earlier in the morning. The views were spectacular and we didn't mind this adventurous detour.

Rijdend van Mdina naar ons hotel op Golden Bay in Malta, werden we omgeleid vanwege weg werkzaamheden. Onze enige optie was een aardeweg door de heuvels. Je kan je de slecht staat van deze wegen niet voorstellen. Alle padjes op de Bingemma heuvel waren zo smal dat we hoopten geen tegemoetkomend verkeer te zien. 

Eens de top van de heuvel bereikt, zagen we een kleine kapel. Het is de kapel van de Onze Lieve Vrouw van Itria. Eenzaam kijkt ze neer op de stad Mosta die we eerder die ochtend bezochten. De zichten zijn spectaculair en zijn blij deze avontuurlijke omleiding te hebben doorstaan. 
 
Bingemma Malta

Bingemma Malta

Bingemma Malta

Bingemma Malta

Bingemma Malta

Bingemma Malta

Bingemma Malta

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6 comments:

  1. Spectacular view indeed! All roads lead somewhere, and sometimes the worst roads end up in the prettiest of places! Beautiful pictures!

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  2. that road must be terrible.

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  3. The little chapel is lovely, and your third and fourth pictures are truly breathtaking!!!! Sometimes getting lost or taking a detour can be great fun and you see wonderful things.

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  4. Wonderful scenery.
    I expect you had a hire car, here hire cars are not permitted on a gravel road...so your instance we would have to have turned around and gone back same way.
    When travelling it's good to go off the beaten track as many things we do see that we didn't anticipate we would.

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  5. prachtige uitzichten maar ik kan mij inleven dat jullie blij zijn geweest veilig weer beneden te zijn
    Groetjes Dietmut

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