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Hagar Qim & Blue Grotto

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We visit a place of amazing archaeological history . .
We visit a place of amazing archaeological history . .
Our guide points out the features of Ghar Dalam
Our guide points out the features of Ghar Dalam
Ancient watch towers on sun baked landscape
Ancient watch towers on sun baked landscape
In this cave were found the remains of pre-historic animals . .
In this cave were found the remains of pre-historic animals . .
The small museum of Ghar Dalam was full of interesting things . .
The small museum of Ghar Dalam was full of interesting things . .
Small fishing boats in Marsaxlokk harbour
Small fishing boats in Marsaxlokk harbour
We enjoyed our visit to Marsaxlokk harbour . .
We enjoyed our visit to Marsaxlokk harbour . .
A beautiful setting in any language
A beautiful setting in any language
It's like walking about in a movie setting
It's like walking about in a movie setting
Colourful boats add to the appeal
Colourful boats add to the appeal
Lunch at this pleasant open air restaurant  was one of the best . .
Lunch at this pleasant open air restaurant was one of the best . .
The approach to the Hagar Qim temples . .
The approach to the Hagar Qim temples . .
These stones have been standing since 3,600 years B.C!
These stones have been standing since 3,600 years B.C!
Posing more questions than answers . .
Posing more questions than answers . .
Historians have tried to find explanations . .
Historians have tried to find explanations . .
These were placed by man before the time of the pyramids
These were placed by man before the time of the pyramids
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This small basin-topped altar shows clear signs of decoration . .
This small basin-topped altar shows clear signs of decoration . .
Man made construction of the very earliest times
Man made construction of the very earliest times
Roofs were probably made of plant material, it is thought . .
Roofs were probably made of plant material, it is thought . .
Hagar Qim on Malta's south coast - a place of compelling mystery . .
Hagar Qim on Malta's south coast - a place of compelling mystery . .
Verdant vegetable gardens between ancient stone walls
Verdant vegetable gardens between ancient stone walls
All aboard for a boat trip to see the Blue Grotto!
All aboard for a boat trip to see the Blue Grotto!
Our boat was very much like this one
Our boat was very much like this one
From the sea, the small hotel is more easily visible . .
From the sea, the small hotel is more easily visible . .
Fascinating geology at sea level
Fascinating geology at sea level
The cliffs along this coastline are full of caves . .
The cliffs along this coastline are full of caves . .
Hardly a hospitable shore line!
Hardly a hospitable shore line!
Weird and wonderful rock formations had us gazing in wonder . .
Weird and wonderful rock formations had us gazing in wonder . .
A small boat emerges from one of the watery caverns . .
A small boat emerges from one of the watery caverns . .
There's more room inside than you expected . .
There's more room inside than you expected . .
Our boat heads for the bigger sea cave . .
Our boat heads for the bigger sea cave . .
The incredible blues of the water around the grottos is mesmerizing . .
The incredible blues of the water around the grottos is mesmerizing . .
The Blue Grotto, indeed!
The Blue Grotto, indeed!
From the road above the Blue Grotto
From the road above the Blue Grotto
Roadside shrine near the Blue Grotto of Malta . .
Roadside shrine near the Blue Grotto of Malta . .