Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A typical Maltese Road



This is 'Zurrieq Road' , in Birzebbuga. Most of the streets in the towns of Malta are like this one with parking on both sides of the road and houses too.

9 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Boy there isn't much space. Nothing green. Is this a neighborhood where people live or is it an area of stores.

oldmanlincoln

Dina said...

This is an area where people live. In the towns and villages of Malta you will only find green at the outskirts, and yes space is very limited.

inspired said...

what's the thick cord going across the road in the fore front of the photo ?

Olivier said...

c'est vraiment typique des rues méditerranéennes que l'on retrouve dans le sud de la France

it is really typical Mediterranean streets which one finds in the south of France

RUTH said...

Do people not generally have gardens as space is so limited?

Dina said...

Ruth, it is more common to find gardens in the older houses, the modern buildings have yards, and these too are getting harder to find.

berzy said...

Hi Dina

I know that T intersection very well. That is New Str and Zurrieq Road. It has changed a bit since 1950. New Street is a very narrow street and way back the Birzebbuga buses used to come up the steep road and do a very sharp right hand turn into Zurrieq Road.

Nowadays traffic is only one way down. The building on the corner where you can see the Street Signs on the wall used to be a winery and at the start of WW2 the Police Station was moved from Pretty Bay Road to this corner building. So the place was a Cop Shop and a place to buy wine. You had to take your own empty bottle and have it filled.

To be correct, this photo makes the road seem narrow. The top part of the road as seen in this photo is very narrow but only that section.

Rambling Round said...

Good overhead shot.

Dina said...

inspired , the thick cord is electrical.

oliver, yes these streets are so typical of south mediterranean.

Berzy, I knew this photo would attract your attention, very interesting info, thanks.