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Dingli Malta ------------------------ hal-Tartarni

By Edcat55
The parish of Dingli was established in 1678 and is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven. The church is situated in the centre of the village on a prominent position, overlooking all the surrounding area.
Dingli (Maltese: Ħad-Dingli) is a village in the Northern Region of Malta, The village lies on a plateau some 250 metres above sea level, which is one of the highest points of Malta. The area provides not only open sea views over the tiny, uninhabited isle of Filfla, but is also a good vantage point over Malta. From the cliffs there are also views of the nearby Buskett Gardens and Verdala Palace.
Rock-cut tombs dating back to Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman times have been found in the limits of Dingli. Roman baths and other remains were also found at Għajn Handful and the area of Ta' Baldu.
Until the early 16th century, a small village known as Ħal Tartarni existed, somewhere between Buskett and the present location of Dingli. The village was one of the ten original parishes of Malta by 1436, having a church dedicated to Saint Domenica. The original church no longer exists, but a nearby chapel built in 1669 with the same dedication is still standing.
The noble family Inguanez had a lot of land in the area, and employed the population of Ħal Tartarni to work the fields. Over time, the people moved closer towards the fields, abandoning the original village. The new village eventually grew to what is now Dingli. The site of Ħal Tartarni now consists of open fields
Throughout the rule of the Order of Saint John, Dingli was considered to be safe from corsair attacks because it was impossible for pirates to land in the area due to the Dingli Cliffs

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viscostatic 13 45 7 United Kingdom
23 May 2020 9:54AM
Interesting historical information as well as a beautiful mono image.


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Alfie_P Plus
12 261 2 United Kingdom
23 May 2020 10:09AM
Excellent b&w image, Ed. Thank you for the editorial, very interesting
KingArthur 13 8 Malta
23 May 2020 10:40AM
Lovely monochrome Ed, good use of the wide.

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ColleenA Plus
7 445 7 Australia
23 May 2020 11:44AM
Great shot....excellent information too
enneo 1 3 England
23 May 2020 11:53AM
Very nice composition and processing.

This is a terrific mona Ed !!
capto Plus
8 6.2k 18 United Kingdom
23 May 2020 9:49PM
A beautifully worked mono.

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