Ghar Lapsi is a small rocky inlet 1km south-west of the Blue Grotto. It lies below a stretch of Dingli Cliffs. It is a popular beauty spot and is used by a few fishermen. In summer, the inlet turns into natural swimming pool. The rocky shoreline here is perfect for snorkelling enthusiasts and the inlet makes a good entry point for divers. Local children take turns to dive into the deep water off the surrounding rocks. There are a few flat rocky ledges to perch a towel on, but no beach. Some of the caves double up as shade areas. The inlet is reached down a winding road from just outside Siggiewi. The coastline here is ideal for walking in winter months and the cliff faces just inland from the coastline proper are excellent spots for rock climbing. There are some snack bars open during summer months in the boat houses, and a larger bar-restaurant open all year.
The Maltese Islands
Megaliths, medieval dungeons and Calypso's Cave – The Maltese Islands are positively mythic. The narrow meandering streets of their towns and villages are crowded with Renaissance cathedrals and Baroque palaces. As the countryside is dotted with the oldest known human structures in the world, the Islands have rightly been described as an open-air museum.
The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean, with Malta 93km south of Sicily and 288km north of Africa. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of 400,000 inhabitants over an area of 316sq km and a coastline of 196.8km (not including 56.01 km for the island of Gozo).
Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre. Gozo is the second largest island and is more rural, characterised by fishing, tourism, crafts and agriculture while Comino is largely uninhabited.
With superbly sunny weather, expansive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do. With a little help from any guidebook, captivating places of interest are immediately identified – the world famous Hypogeum selected as a place of World Heritage by UNESCO, prehistoric temples and grand palaces are but a few.
The long relationship between the Islanders and the various nationalities that occupied Malta over the centuries has created a marriage of styles and traditions, giving the Islands a fascinating eclectic culture. (Source: visitmalta)
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snunney (80619) 2010-09-30 2:02
A magnificent perspective along this rocky coastline. The vertical format enhances the sensation of depth and I like the repeating motifs of the little coves that succeed one after the other. Good colours and sharpness.
besnard (52467) 2010-09-30 2:03
Une belle prise de cette côte escarpée et sauvage qui a beaucoup de charme.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
Graal (95982) 2010-09-30 2:17
Jó napot George,
amazing wild nature on the Malta, fine glance and presentation of coast. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (47666) 2010-09-30 4:04
A very picturesque land that combined with the sea makes a great and spectacular view. Well seen, good work.
jurek1951 (40949) 2010-09-30 4:24
nice landscape.Composition is wonderful, light and exposure are good too.Very nice colours,
bobocortis (15946) 2010-09-30 5:04
These reefs are fascinating.
The presence of the houses show the proportions of the scene. Beautiful Mediterranean light.
Cretense (68685) 2010-09-30 5:19
Wild and arid landscape, beautiful seaside location, beautiful photo! Great POV, framing and composition, flawless light management, wonderful colours!
Sergiom (56521) 2010-09-30 6:58
Ces pointes de falaises qui entrent dans la mer pour se baigner les pieds sont impressionnantes. La lumière est très belle et la composition parfaite.
kordinator (14831) 2010-09-30 7:05
Excellent landscape composition.
Wonderful place,nice atmosphere.
Excellent light and exposure are good too.
Very nice colours.
faletiz (10759) 2010-09-30 12:14
a magnificent coastline from the beautiful colors. Excellent choice of vertical format that gives depth to the picture. I also like the choice to frame a good portion of the foreground, with the rocks flowering of Mediterranean plants.
vasilpro (40881) 2010-09-30 14:07
Wonderful composition, beautiful view to the rocky coastlines, excellent light management, lovely colors, very nice POV.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2010-09-30 14:32
Good evening George,
You use the vertical format skilfully often, and with an unquestionable success. The very cut out coast is spectacular. The constructions almost confused with the ground are interesting. A very beautiful photograph. Cheer.
ifege (10223) 2010-10-01 0:05
A good photo of a barren but interesting stretch of coast line George. It looks like it would be a good walking area.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-10-01 0:30
Hello George! Amazing vertical landscape and seascape, superb coastline, marvelous sky. Nice weather, very nice lightness and colours. Good composition. Very good capture. Interesting note. Well done! Kellemes estét kívánok!
danos (84315) 2010-10-01 0:35
Good morning George,
very nice presentation of this rocky coastline with the constructions on the far end of it.The almost arid of the rocks make them to like like as some of the land of Greeks islands.
Have a nice month,Danos
John_F_Kennedy (42048) 2010-10-01 2:26
Beautiful landscape. Very good composition with a rocky coastline. I like the vertical format.
lousat (73903) 2010-10-01 3:07
Hi George,impressive view of this coast so wild and nice,a long long perspective very well taken whit the usual perfect sharpness and natural colors.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.
Leconte (5795) 2010-10-01 4:59
beautiful scenery and beautiful sea view, excellent POV and framing, beautiful colors,
Silvio1953 (118221) 2010-10-04 12:47
Ciao George, Great POV for a fantastic sea view, beautiful composition, splendid colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-10-14 5:45
Ola George ,
Interessante esta linha de costa em Malta toda recortada , bonitos os edifícios de fundo devem ter uma linda vista para o mar , boa escolha pelo formato vertical de foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-09-30 1:53