The absurdly large church in Xewkija seen over the dolmen of Ta’Cenc and…

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and the absurdly large church in Xewkija seen through the dolmen of Ta’Cenc…

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and the absurdly large church in Xewkija seen from the road above the Phoenician temple to Astarte on the cliffs at Tas Silg…

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and the absurdly large church in Xewkija seen from Gigantija, the oldest free-standing building in the world, …

 

and the absurdly large church in Xewkija seen past a Bronze Age hilltop settlement…

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and the absurdly large church in Xewkija seen from the Citadel at Rabat (aka Victoria)…

 

and the absurdly large church in Xewkija seen from a ferry leaving Gozo behind.

 

The absurdly large church in Xewkija, a village the size of a postage stamp, has the third largest (or highest, depending on your source) unsupported dome in the world.

Those wacky Knights of Malta

When penis-shaped mushrooms were found on the island in the background – now known as Fungus Rock – they were promptly believed to have aphrodisiac powers. In order to control access to the island and its priapic gifts, those wacky Knights of Malta built the fort in the foreground. Looking back over their history, this is not the maddest thing they ever did, but this folly deserves to be remembered as the one time they got close to seeming delightful.