THE SUN SETS FOR THOSE FORGOTTEN TOO

“Il-Mensija” is the Maltese word for ‘the forgotten’. This is the area where I live, around 3 minutes walk from this chapel which is also named “Il-kappella tal-Mensija” - Chapel of The Forgotten. It is situated in a quiet area on the outskirts of San Gwann. My first thought was to clean the picture from the power lines but on a closer look I liked how they almost lead your eyes to the setting sun.


The area takes its name from the Chapel which is dedicated to the Annunciation and to St Leonard. The chapel was built in 1572 in a rural area and originally dedicated to St Leonard, protector of slaves. It is partly built in a rock-cut cave and during the period 1636-1690 it was completely forgotten. It is, perhaps, for this reason that the chapel together with its surroundings became known as “tal-Mensija”. Dominating a small square in front of the chapel is a statue of The Annunciation of Mary. You can see the silhouette with the halo around the head.

Thank you all very much for looking and for your lovely comments on yesterday’s picture. I will not have internet access for the next week and so I wish you all, in anticipation, a Happy Easter full of love and blessings.
This is lovely Dione, and the knowledge adds to it. Will miss you when you're away but look forward to your catching up. Have a great Easter
posted April 15th, 2014  
Very beautiful photo
posted April 15th, 2014  
Lovely - even the power lines look artistic in this light - well done.
posted April 15th, 2014  
The buildings look very nice captured as the sun is setting, very interesting history lesson thank you Dione. I like the power lines as they do indeed lead to the setting sun. Happy easter to you too! Look forward to your return.
posted April 15th, 2014  
thankyou Dione for a beautiful photo and the great information. enjoy your break and have a happy Easter
posted April 15th, 2014  
Such a beautiful structure with some interesting history to go along with it! I'm glad you kept the power lines in this and I love that setting sun! x
posted April 15th, 2014  
what a cool shot and great info. Have a blessed Easter
posted April 15th, 2014  
What a nice sunset shot Dione. Great silhouettes.
posted April 15th, 2014  
Love the silhouettes you've featured recently. Nice lines from the power lines.
posted April 15th, 2014  
Nice capture of the lovely building :) I like the lines too.
posted April 15th, 2014  
This is totally beautiful. I find the idea of the forgotten disturbing and am happy that in Malta, at least, the are remembered
posted April 15th, 2014  
Beautiful image, beautiful sentiment. The history surrounding the chapel is interesting. I really like the power lines. Have a peaceful Easter:-)
posted April 15th, 2014  
Lovely silhouette
posted April 15th, 2014  
What a beautiful image Dione... lovely capture
posted April 15th, 2014  
the power lines work here, they are always a dilemma. enjoy your easter.
posted April 15th, 2014  
Beautiful sunset
posted April 15th, 2014  
Great Silhouette 's and shot.
posted April 15th, 2014  
This is a beautiful capture - have a lovely Easter.
posted April 15th, 2014  
The silhouette, lines and flare look fantastic! Awesome shot!
posted April 15th, 2014  
Great shapes - like the power lines. Super sunlight. Fav.
posted April 15th, 2014  
Beautiful capture of the sunset and the silhouettes of the church and buildings . Thanks for the interesting history. so we become to know a lot more of Malta and her history.
posted April 15th, 2014  
It looks like a very pretty Chapel. Lovely capture.
posted April 15th, 2014  
Beautiful capture, the evening light and silhouettes are lovely. Happy Easter, Dione.
posted April 15th, 2014  
You are right...lovely leading lines and sunset! Happy Easter to you and your too!
posted April 16th, 2014  
Great sunset and silhouettes.
posted April 16th, 2014  
Beautiful scene!
posted April 16th, 2014  
Intriguing silhouettes.
posted April 16th, 2014  
Lovely silhouettes.
posted April 16th, 2014  
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