The National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu sits just outside the village of Gharb on Gozo, the island next to Malta. This Roman Catholic parish church and minor basilica is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu. The church that stands here now was built between 1922 and 1932, when it was consecrated, but there was a chapel on the site dating back to at least the 16th century.
The sand coloured buildings of Gharb can be seen in the background, behind Ta’ Pinu. This photo is a stitched panorama, created from five shots which I took at sunset one day during the week we spent in this quiet, picturesque village in the summer of 2008.