UNDERGROUND VALLETTA

Last week my brother and I went to Valletta precisely to visit this place.

Malta has, since time immemorial suffered from lack of adequate rain and it's first consideration has been how to have a reserve of rain to fall on. So when in 1565 it was decided to build a new city, later to be called Valletta, every possibility was taken to make sure adequate supply of water would be available. This is one of a series of underground cistern, cut in the rock to collect rain water. You can make out the size of this cistern by comparing it to the size of the people on the far end of this picture. I was amazed when we went down there. There are also tree roots that have penetrated the rocks looking for water.

Today, although conserving rain water is still a priority, we have reverse-osmosis plants which transform sea water into good drinking water but this is at a big cost.

Many thanks for al your views and comment as well as the fav's on yesterday's picture.
Fabulous, it looks so good on black. fav.
posted June 18th, 2018  
A stunning image and great info, fav!
posted June 18th, 2018  
What an amazing image and place great historical information. Fav
posted June 18th, 2018  
How interesting.....and my....what an enormous space!
posted June 18th, 2018  
Fabulous lighting, thank you for sharing :)
posted June 18th, 2018  
Thanks for sharing. Malta is on my bucket list....
posted June 18th, 2018  
very creepy to a claustrophobe!, but nice shot with lovely highlights.
posted June 18th, 2018  
What a wonderful photo and story. It must have been a lot of work to build this.
posted June 18th, 2018  
Wow, so interesting looking. Great capture.
posted June 18th, 2018  
Neat capture, lighting
posted June 18th, 2018  
Fabulous feeling of mystery.
posted June 18th, 2018  
Cool picture.
posted June 18th, 2018  
Amazing capture Dione...Fav
posted June 18th, 2018  
Super image...
posted June 18th, 2018  
Very atmospheric, a super capture. Fav!! 😀
posted June 18th, 2018  
What a great shot. Fav
posted June 18th, 2018  
Fascinating information Dione, amazing shot
posted June 18th, 2018  
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