GUESS WHAT! by sangwann

GUESS WHAT!

Again on my walk along Wied id-Dis Sunday before yesterday.
I saw this strange structure some 100 metres away from the little farm shed I showed yesterday. I have to say I have never seen anything like this. But considering all possibilities I have now come to the conclusion that it must be a place where somebody keeps and breeds racing pigeons. The funny thing was that I did not see one pigeon around. The owner must be an enthusiast on the subject and as people like him are not allowed to keep pigeons in villages and towns he must have transformed this land into an area where he can keep and breed hundreds of them without having trouble with the authorities or neighbours. Racing pigeons from short and long distances away is quite popular in Malta.
About yesterday’s shot I have to explain that farming in Malta is much different than in the big countries. Many farmers are part-timers and much of the land is divided into small fields which can be cared for by one or two persons using small mechanical tools and hand tools. They keep tool sheds in the fields and live in the village or town core. The bigger farms are away from the area where I live but the farmers live in town cores as distances are very short.
Thank you so much for your views, comments and fav's.
Goodness me, that is quite a ramschackle if ever I have seen one. Hope it does not collapse in the next storm. What a great find and shot, love the flag on top.
October 26th, 2020  
A cliff-top dwelling with a wonderful view, in need of a bit of TLC!
October 26th, 2020  
A photographer's delight ! but this construction has seen better days (or perhaps not !!) Before I read your script I was trying to fathom the use of such a construction and your explanation seems to fit the bill ! I wonder what the the blue and white chequered flag represents !!
October 26th, 2020  
This is a really strange structure. It’s a great subject for a photo but I definitely wouldn’t like it if I had to look at it all the time.
October 26th, 2020  
Very interesting
October 26th, 2020  
It's like a double decker allotment shed gone crazy! Not sure if would be very stable in there.......
October 26th, 2020  
What an amazing construction. Well spotted and captured.
October 26th, 2020  
Interesting info 👍
October 26th, 2020  
I thought that maybe they started with a simple extension to the shed but didn’t know when to stop. It doesn’t look very safe but makes for a great photo.
October 26th, 2020  
What a strange structure. Hope the big bad wolf doesn't come along huffing and puffing to blow the house down.
October 26th, 2020  
What an amazing construction. It doesn't look very stable, but I really like the flag on top.
October 26th, 2020  
Looks like something built by refugees. I hope no one lives there. Interesting capture!
October 26th, 2020  
Love the flag there :) Do you know which flag this is?
October 26th, 2020  
Strange construction. Hope the pigeons will be safe there
October 26th, 2020  
Thanks for sharing.
October 26th, 2020  
It sure is interesting looking. Great find and capture.
October 26th, 2020  
Great find! At first I was afraid people lived there and wondered how it did not fall down. Relieved to read that it's for pigeons. It looks like the structure grew along with the pigeon collection.
October 26th, 2020  
What an amazing building - it looks more like a work of art than a pigeon loft! A splendid shot - fav!

Ian
October 26th, 2020  
Great pov
October 26th, 2020  
It looks like it is ready to topple over...great capture.
October 26th, 2020  
Great find and shot
October 26th, 2020  
It obviously served some purpose and quite large. makes an intriguing picture
October 26th, 2020  
Looks like quite a ramshackle construction
October 26th, 2020  
Interesting and intriguing!
October 26th, 2020  
Good to read about farming in Malta. Very different from here in the UK but if it works for them that’s good. Small is sometimes better than the other extreme! Interesting picture & comment.
October 26th, 2020  
I'm pretty sure this structure wouldn't go down well here, someone would certainly complain about it lowering the tone of the area. Good shot of it though.
October 26th, 2020  
Wow- it looks like it's being held together by "spit and glue" (an American phrase meaning it's poorly constructed and won't hold up)! Good catch!
October 26th, 2020  
An interesting shot & info.
October 26th, 2020  
Great shot of it.
Pigeons fly competion is populair in our country. A good bid are sold for good money.
October 26th, 2020  
Such an interesting structure, a great capture.
October 26th, 2020  
Wonderfully captured and great story
October 27th, 2020  
Interesting structure
October 27th, 2020  
What an interesting story this has been - the pigeons probably think this is a palace!
October 27th, 2020  
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