Urbanised Tradition

submitted by Gzira St.Monica School : Julia Scerri  for 11-14
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, school media, YRE Assembly
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The rubble wall makes a huge part of the Maltese culture and the rural environment. It is a pity that in some areas, its efficiency is not appreciated enough. In this picture, the rubble wall has been replaced by the building of bricks to speed up work. The craft of building rubble walls is done by choosing rocks of different size and shape, which are then placed gently with caution and precision on top of each other. This is very beneficial to the environment due to the fact that it stops the wind from spoiling the crops but at the same time it lets air pass through to the soil. It also serves as a habitat to various small animals, such as the Maltese wall lizard. Why are we avoiding the use of the traditional method to let in new methods which are such an eyesore?

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