Although a tiny island Malta is graced with some beautiful countryside and scenery. One area which is beautiful and also inspiring is Wied Iz-Zurrieq which is found on the cliffy south-east coast of the island. Much of this coast line is made up of dramatic cliffs punctured every now and then by a deep and small valley which leads towards the sea. Wied Iz-Zurrieq is one of these, the word 'wied' being the Maltese word for valley.
I just hope that 'progress' won't get in the way and spoil this natural beauty.
I am happy that a recent batch which I uploaded has been accepted and wanted to show them off a bit here:
@ Creativei: Cheers and nope the clouds are untouched. Used a radial polarisor while shooting and did a basic clean up in photoshop. Re Wadi in Hindi and Urdu... well well, that's truly an interesting observation. I wonder how many more similarities there are between the languages.
Thanks peeps! Wildmac... I hope so too! Mani.... well that would be since Maltese has its roots in Arabic. Basically Maltese is a semitic language that uses the roman alphabet. Possibly the only semitic language that does? Its roots come from over 2 centuries of Arab occupation but has been influenced by countless civilisations that have occupied the islands over the history of mankind.
@Fotomagique: Quite right... Progress is often seen in the wrong light and the very earth that sustains us is usually the first to suffer! A big pity really which comes about due to many people's ignorance on environmental matters.
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