Our sister island of Gozo may be Malta’s greener counterpart, but it hasn’t been completely spared of development over the years. A vintage postcard that was shared on a local Facebook group reveals the extent of the changes made to one popular Gozitan village – and it’s barely recognisable!
The postcard shows three local women working on traditional Gozitan lace under the shade of a tree, overlooking the bay. Not a soul is in sight otherwise, making for quite a change to the area nowadays, which is often flooded with people (not to mention several restaurants and decked out tables).
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Have you recognised it yet?
The village in the postcard is none other than Xlendi! Located on the south west of the island, it’s a popular spot for visitors, who flock to its shores for the restaurants, beach, and one of Gozo’s best ice-cream parlours.
Yo may find it hard to place as there has been a substantial amount to construction in the area. Earlier this year it was announced that one of the town’s last-standing boathouses will soon be transformed into yet another apartment block.
The building, which is currently home to ‘The Boathouse’ restaurant is on track to be transformed into a gargantuan five-floor seafront apartment block.
Have you been to Xlendi?