Heartbreaking Maltas iconic Azure Window arch has collapsed after a storm

first_img“Heartbreaking”: Malta’s iconic Azure Window arch has collapsed after a storm You might have seen the arch in Game of Thrones. “A three-month geological study published in 2013 had concluded that erosion was inevitable,” said the authority.The Azure Window was created after two limestone sea caves collapsed. It soon became a popular tourist site, attracting thousands of people every year.It was featured in Clash of the Titans and was the backdrop for the wedding between Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones. https://jrnl.ie/3278474 Mar 9th 2017, 10:22 AM The striking natural limestone arch near the Dwejra Bay collapsed yesterday morning after bad weather hit the island.The Malta Tourism Authority said that concerns about the Azure Window’s long-term future had grown over the past year. Source: Alan Grech/Twitter Peter Vella, Director of the Malta Tourism Authority for the UK and Ireland said: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Went to #Dwejra this morning and my heart broke a little bit.Goodbye #AzureWindow 💔 I took 1st photo in Sep 2016, 2nd photo today. pic.twitter.com/VJYQIXL08I— 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐡𝐞𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐞 (@YesMissMurphy) March 8, 2017 41,291 Views THE FAMOUS AZURE Window landmark in Malta, located on the island of Gozo, has collapsed following a storm.Malta’s Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, described the news as “heartbreaking”, underlying how proud the country was of the stunning natural arch. Share81 Tweet Email1 49 Comments Source: Joseph Muscat/Twittercenter_img By Aoife Barry Short URL Falling rocks had even led to a ban on accessing the site – although the Malta Today newspaper reported earlier this week that people were continuing to ignore the ‘no entry’ signs.In January, waves from rough seas broke off a large slab at the base of one of the arch’s cliffs. Bye Bye Tieqa. The best shot I ever took of the iconic landscape. Always wanted to give it another shot 🙁 #Dwejra #AzureWindow #Malta pic.twitter.com/UvOFGpPm5m— Alan Grech (@Alan_Grech) March 8, 2017 We are deeply saddened to lose such a magnificent landmark. The Azure Window was a spectacular site and a natural wonder. Although this is a very sad day for Malta & Gozo Dwejra still has other great sites for tourists, such as the inland sea and the Fungus Rock.Read: Not bad for March: Sunny spells and temperatures in the mid-teens> #Dwejra #AzureWindow site today. Picture by @Armed_Forces_MT pic.twitter.com/9reBk7nmr5— Joseph Muscat (@JosephMuscat_JM) March 8, 2017 Khaleesi, part of your home is gone! 🙁 #RIP #AzureWindow @GameOfThrones @emiliaclarke pic.twitter.com/nqO7TN5D26— Ryan Paul Abela (@RyanPaulAbela) March 8, 2017 Source: Ryan Paul Abela/Twitter Source: Joseph Muscat/Twitter Source: Stephanie Murphy/Twitter Thursday 9 Mar 2017, 10:22 AM The site from where one could admire it-Tieqa tad-Dwejra. Heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/S4XV6MyKRu— Joseph Muscat (@JosephMuscat_JM) March 8, 2017last_img

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