May 16, 2015

1582 MALTA - Blue Grotto

The Blue Grotto (Maltese: Taht il-Hnejja) is actually a number of sea caverns on the south coast of Malta, east of the fishermen's harbour Wied iż-Żurrieq in the village of Qrendi, right across from the small uninhabited islet of Filfla. Every day from sunrise until about 1 pm a unique sight can be observed here. The location of the cave combined with the sunlight lead to the water mirroring showing numerous shades of blue. Several caverns mirror the brilliant phosphorescent colours of the underwater flora; other caverns show a deep dark shade of blue.

About the stampThe stamp is part of the series Malta Buses 2013 (The End of an Era - series II), about which I wrote here.

Blue Grotto - Wikipedia
Blue Grotto - Official website

Sender: Ana
Sent from ??? (Malta), on 29.09.2013

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