Malta29 The Blue Grotto

Views:
 
     
 

Presentation Description

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION HERE: https://www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda/malta29-the-blue-grotto Thank you! The Blue Grotto is the most famous cave in Malta, with its deep waters displaying magnificent dazzling colours, ranging from turquoise to deep blue. Situated near the village of Zurrieq in southwestern Malta, which is famous for its rocky coastline, the waters around the limestone caves and archways are said to be at their most impressive in the early morning when the sun's rays glimmer through the opening to the grotto

Comments

Presentation Transcript

Slide1:

Mediterranean gem Malta 29

Slide2:

The Blue Grotto is the most famous cave in Malta, with its deep waters displaying magnificent dazzling colours, ranging from turquoise to deep blue. Situated in southwestern Malta famous for its rocky coastline, near the village of Zurrieq, the waters around the limestone caves and archways are said to be at their most impressive in the early morning when the sun's rays glimmer through the opening to the grotto

Slide3:

Żurrieq is one of the oldest towns in Malta

Slide4:

Wied Babu promenade in Zurrieq

Slide5:

Wied Babu promenade in Zurrieq

Slide7:

Agave plants are perennial, but each rosette flowers once and then dies

Slide8:

The Blue Grotto, sea caverns on the south coast of Malta

Slide14:

The cave, which is known as Il-Hnejja, meaning 'The Arch', in Maltese, was given its English name by British soldiers who thought that its blue waters resembled the Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto) in Capri

Slide15:

Wardija Tower, originally known as Torre della Guardia di Giorno and also known as Bubaqra Tower The Maltese Falcon

Slide18:

To get to the grotto, visitors travel by boat, passing under a massive arch, deep into the 43-metre (140-ft) high cave which is hollowed out of the cliff rock face

Slide20:

The system consists of six caves carved by years of relentless pounding by the sea, of which the Blue Grotto is the largest and most impressive

Slide27:

The water seems an impossible cobalt colour as the sky reflects off the white sand bottom

Slide28:

The caves sparkle both with blue reflections of the sea and orange, purple and green of the various minerals present in the rocks

Slide42:

Id-Dikkina at Wied Iz-Zurrieq

Slide45:

The need for a small landing and berthing place at the inner part of the valley saw the excavation of small steps allowing easier and independent access down to the water’s edge. The bench like steps adopted the name of “Id-Dikkina”, possibly derived from an old Arabic word, “Dokkana” meaning benches, offers the ideal place to families wanting some peace and away from the boats coming and going out of the valley

Slide47:

Opuntia ficus indica  Barbary fig, cactus pear, spineless cactus, or prickly pear

Slide51:

Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foi ş oreanu Gabriela Cristescu Internet (slide2, 42) All  copyrights  belong to their  respective owners Presentation: Sanda Foi ş oreanu https://plus.google.com/+SandaMichaela Sound: Mango - Bella d'estate ; Mare calmissimo 2017

authorStream Live Help