The ‘girna’ is a sort of hut found in the Maltese countryside. The interior of these huts is inevitably domeshaped, but the exterior takes on a variety of forms - circular, oval, square, rectangular. There are 'double' giren, and giren surrounded by a buttressing wall. Others have a second storey built on top. Some are even incorporated into rubble walls, though these are small and only suitable for sheltering one or two persons.
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Noel_Byrne (33620) 2014-05-08 13:06
Great note, this is a type of structure I never knew, but am really pleased to learn of, especially when illustrated by a beautiful shot like this. Perfect composition placing the gima ideally on thirds, while creating great depth in the view to the landscape beyond. Really nice image, thanks for sharing.
federico (4499) 2014-05-08 15:49
hi gordon, very nice composition from an interesting POV, wonderfull colours and warm light
dkmurphys (64537) 2014-05-09 2:04
Very beautiful composition from Gozo. A fantastic island in my opinion. Well taken.