The Old that will be no more.

Rabat, in Malta, is my birthplace and it does hold a special place in my heart. It's old, very old and it is the town just outside the old capital city of Mdina - that is from where the name "Rabat" (from Arabic to tie) is actually derived. 

Unfortunately, Rabat, like any other town, village and city in Malta, is being systematically 'destroyed' for the sake of 'progress'. Old iconic and artistic buildings are destroyed daily to make way for heartless, unimpressive boxes to cram in as many people as possible. The few buildings which escape this onslaught are turned into bed & breakfast or 'boutique' hotels - well as always 'money is king'!! Greed is seriously hindering us Maltese from realizing, that our past, which includes these old roads, old buildings and other items the 'modern' Maltese sees as unpractical and passé, are actually the things tourist come for and we are simply cutting the hand that actually feeds us.  

Still (not for so long), you can find some old iconic winding roads, handmade rubble walls and beautiful doors. I took a walk around the town and snapped some photos to share this beauty, which unfortunately soon will be lost forever and we will only be able to see through some photos like these.  

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Rubble 1

Straight winding

To the Right


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