Għarb is a village located at the westernmost point of the island of Gozo with a population of 1,533 people.
Gharb started life as a small hamlet centuries ago. The word Gharb is Arabic for West, so it should be no surprise that the village is the most westerly place on Gozo. You can see its ancient roots in the centre of the village where some houses have fine examples of decorated stone balconies. Għarb was created as a parish in 1679, a move which gave impetus for the building of a new, baroque parish church. Built between 1699 and 1729, it has an elegant facade which has been compared with Francesco Borromini's Church of Saint Agnes in Piazza Navona, Rome. The village square, so quintessentially Gozitan, has become the view on many a postcard. On the square is a folklore museum housing all sorts of memorabilia retelling the Islands' rural history. Għarb lies in some of Gozo's most scenic countryside, particularly at Dbiegi, the highest hill on the Island. Also at Dbiegi is a centre for Gozitan crafts. Within the limits of Għarb is the Chapel of San Dimitri. According to legend, the first chapel was built on the cliff side by a woman whose son was freed from captivity by St. Demetrius. Also nearby is the Basilica ta' Pinu, Malta's pre-eminent shrine to the Virgin Mary. It was on this spot in 1883 that a local woman heard the voice of the Virgin. The parish church is dedicated to the visitation of Saint Mary to her cousin Saint Elizabeth. The late Karmni Grima and Frenc Tal-Gharb are two of its most renowned villagers.
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timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-10 2:52
a shot that typifies the island of Gozo and so pleased that high rise tourism has been resisted here. Lots of the natural charm and character of this little island apparent in this beautiful capture.
Regards - B.
jhm (153656) 2014-07-10 5:15
Also a nice panorama view about these area.
This gives nice perspective and depth picture.
Composition and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (80608) 2014-07-10 5:34
J'aime bien cette image, même si le sujet semble un peu trop loin pour en apprécier toutes les subtilités architecturales, mais la lumière est tellement belle.
carlo62 (49127) 2014-07-10 14:48
una natura molto arida, dove sembra difficile far nascere anche una città come quella che si vede sullo sfondo.
Una foto molto diversa da quelle che ho visto fino ad ora e per questo interessante.
abmdsudi (54513) 2014-07-10 16:07
A shot deep in details, history with earthly colours enchants the whole depth to draw attention to the old town and that blue sky enhances superbly. Great capture and good brief narratives, Congrats
Cricri (120119) 2014-07-11 10:53
Une vue de loin de la Basilique offrant une vue des bâtiments et du paysage qui l'entoure par la prise d'un autre POV moins commun des autres vues de la Basilique sur TE
lousat (91950) 2014-07-12 16:18
Hi Daniel,unusual large view for your gallery,but very very nice,and i like a lot this kind of pics too.Perfect quality of details and colors,a very artistic skyline made by these architechtures.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
mursaloglu (8682) 2014-07-15 7:11
I like the view with nature together Nice panorama and light.