Tuesday, June 12, 2007

'Il-Kamra gol-ghalqa' The room in the field.



This field is found a bit further up the road from where I live. I wanted to show you today something different. In some of the fields here on the island you can find a room or two. Some of them use it on Sundays , they BBQ or make a 'fenkata' (cooking rabbit) others use it to store in it and others sleep there too on occasions. In this photo you can also see the famous 'hajt tas-sejjieh' the wall which is made my stacking uneven pieces of stone on top of each other.

13 comments:

jennifer said...

This is a great photo! I like all the information too!

berzy said...

A lovely photo Dina.
We also had a small building like that at the back of our house.
The old guy who used to sell kerosene / (pitrolju in Maltese) used to sleep there and keep his horse and cart in there. The cart had a large tank on it and he used sell kerosene door to door.

I think 'hajt tas - sejjieh' are called 'rubble walls' in English.

Bergson said...

I like these stone walls which separate the fields

we have some in the south

alice said...

These stone walls remind me of Ireland, but with more sun here!

Peter said...

... and the stone walls even remind me of Sweden, of course with a different landscape around!

Really nice and interesting what you show!

~tanty~ said...

Very nice photo and narrative Dina. But, I feel sorry for the rabbits. They are cute ...

Olivier said...

cela fait tres paysage du sud de la France.


that made very landscape of the south of France.

Dina said...

Tanty, I do feel sorry for the rabbits too, infact I do not eat nor cook them.

Thanks all for your lovely comments.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your photo today and also your narrative about the rooms. Nice job.

I have 1 baby raccoon today and a pile of poop!
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inspired said...

Another nice spot .. the clock is good by the way ;]

Susan said...

Interesting post. Are these walls built as 'fences' or are they the ruins of old buildings?
I think that grass clock is very unique.

Martin Stickland said...

We have 'dry'stoned walls here too and it must be quite an art to put them in place so that the wall does not fall down!

Nice photo again!

Dina said...

Susan, these walls are built as fences.

Martin, you are right to say it is an art.