Looking for the Archbishop's Palace-Rabat woods.

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Looking for the Archbishop's Palace-Rabat woods.

Post by Hulland » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:55 am

Managed eventually to find the Palazzo ta L' Isqoff--fantastic area for wild plants too. Sorry to see the ceiling has started to collapse in the last rains.

Outside are these strange markings in the cement--I wonder if they could be caused by ivy, since removed, digging into the mortar? A pleasant change is to see the "welcome" sign instead of "PRIVAT" "NO ENTRY" or " RTO". Nearby was a Pomegranate fruit ( Rumein?)
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Post by MWP admin » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:36 pm

Yes, very intersting those marks in the hard mortar/cement. I can't figure out what they, maybe as you said prints of attached vegetaton?!? :roll: Never been there yet!
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Post by IL-PINE » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:00 pm

no idea where the place is!

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Post by xilpa » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:45 pm

This look like a lovely place. Could you please tell us how to get there ?

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Post by MWP admin » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:19 pm

Does Hulland meant the Inquisitor's palace ? (now I think its not really there?!)
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Post by xilpa » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:26 pm

Do you mean Girgenti Stephen ? I dont think it is Girgenti as this has been renovated. I had a quick look on google earth and I think that the place Hulland is refering to is between Rabat and Dingli in the Wied ta l-Isqof. Have to wait for his reply.

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Post by MWP admin » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:26 pm

Yes, u must be right - didn't know they made it like this!
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Palazzo Tal L' Isqoff.

Post by Hulland » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:38 am

For anyone interested, this is the original palace that apparently was swapped for Manoel Island. The stone in its wall says "23 Augusto 1792". To get there;-

Follow the main road to Busket. Under some trees is usually a vegetable wagon on the right next to a small razzett.But nearby is a perfect marker--on the left is the welcome to Siggiewi sign-opposite on the right is the welcome to Dingli sign. I park here, but you can drive further and take this LEFT turn. ( the "Dingli" side).

Follow this lane until you get to another junction...head to the left a short way. Nearby on the right side, is a small wayside chapel--under the trees again. - Another parking place. - Follow this road for a hundred yards or so and take a left turn ( smooth tarmac but narrow) go along this lane and down a slight slope until you reach a fork in the road ( to confirm look for some green spray graffiti near base of wall) take a LEFT here and then follow the left track, head down a hill along the lane into the trees. First you will arrive at the modern building covered in Gebel Ta Sejjieh, with the welcome sign--walk past this and on the left is the old Palace, in the trees. Also notice the views across to Marsaxlokk too. Good luck- Ian.
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Post by xilpa » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:52 am

Many thanks Ian, will try to visit next week.
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Post by IL-PINE » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:54 pm

wow 10x. probably next week all the forum members will have photographed it :)

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Post by Hulland » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:33 pm

Good ! needs a little (select) publicity..

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