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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.

Model of new City Gate

Showing some planned use for the railway tunnel.

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Prefect   [May 29, 2014 at 10:09 AM]
Not going according to plan - Times of Malta.
Nick Woodley   [May 29, 2014 at 02:31 PM]
What a surprise !!! Something in Malta not going to plan.
Ivan   [May 31, 2014 at 12:55 PM]
That’s not a gate; it’s an open thoroughfare. If it is to remain pedestrianised, it’s a pity the old Kingsgate could not have been re-built as has been done with the restored Brandenburg Gate and the oft-suggested reconstruction of the Euston Arch. So much cost over-run, they might as well have gone the whole hog and produced a beautiful mason-carved gate. The Maltese are very good at working their globigerina limestone (thank you, Mr Barraclough [Geology], 1966). And as for the Times of Malta referring several times to the surrounding depression as a “ditch” – it’s a MOAT!
Prefect   [May 31, 2014 at 01:15 PM]
Concur about the non-gate Ivan, but ditch is a correct term in fortification speak and widely used in Malta and elsewhere. Wiki.

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