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Malta (part 3)

This morning we headed over to Paola to visit the Hypogeum. This is a really fascinating underground structure dating from megolithic times, when it was used as a burial chamber and place of worship. It is remarkably well preserved and the tour was very interesting - there are no photos from this part of the day as cameras were not allowed down there... After that we moved above ground where we went to explore the nearby Tarxien Temples. We had lunch in Paola before catching the bus back to Valetta, where we had a look around the church of St Paul's shipwreck, had a drink and an icecream before coming back to the hotel for an other relaxing hour or so in the hotel pool... We rounded off the day with dinner at a little Italian place not far from the hotel!!


The entrance to the Tarxian Temples






More pictures from the Tarxien Temples


The impressive parish church in Paola


Tha amazing tower of the casino next to out hotel


The swimming pool we are enjoying so much each afternoon!

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natesmountain
Aug. 2nd, 2009 10:47 am (UTC)
OMG I am so behind but that looks absolutely awesomely brilliant. Thanks for sharing - I will catch up soon
(Anonymous)
Aug. 2nd, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)
Hi Viv
I enjoy your photos. thank you for emailing them. Our friend died today from cancer and another has survived for 8 and half years from terminal cancer. I feel that chris will make it completly with your positive attidue. thanks sandy
moth2fic
Aug. 2nd, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
I loved that underground place. We arrived just as they were closing and my mother didn't want to go so the guide took me on my own and it was incredibly atmospheric and wonderful! I have a photo (printed variety) of my mother and myself in approximately the same place as your family in the temple area.
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