© Godric Godricson
The entrance to Maltese vaults are often ornate and a public witness to the descent into the underworld. This picture represents is a sort of 'marker' to the place where the living descend to the world of the dead. The humid air rises from the vaults as you descend to the depths and the sound of talkative visitors becomes more hushed as they are aware of the change in location and atmosphere. We are visiting our collective ancestors!