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Photographer's Note

This photo was taken in Gozo, Malta. It is the Fungus Rock which has been named after a special and rare plant "Fungus Gaulitanus" growing only on top of this rock. The Knights of St. John believed in the curing power of this plant. Access to this rock therefore has been forbidden for many centuries. This rare and precious plant sometimes presented as a valuable gift to distinguished noblemen - was, for centuries kept under constant guard and any actual, or potential, thief was instantly put to death. Due to the height of the Fungus Rock it was almost unreachable from the sea, therefore the Knights constructed a hoist resembling a funicular, on the watch tower known as "Qawra Tower".

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  • Copyright: Keith McBurney (keithor) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 4 N: 14] (63)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2005-05-07
  • Categories: 自然
  • Exposure:f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2005-12-10 23:26
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