The Azure Window in Gozo, a popular tourist site as well as a natural icon worthy of the international filming industry, collapsed five years ago today.
The Gozitan landmark, which connected the main land to a large standing rock protruding out of the sea and thus creating a window like gap beneath a rocky bridge, collapsed on the 8th of March 2017.
Weathering strong winds and storms for years, the rock formation made up of Globigerina Limestone and Lower Coralline Limestone, finally gave way to the battering. The collapse still kept the natural beauty of the area however, as tourists still continue to visit the coastline to this day.
The Azure Window even featured in some big titles from International film industries – some of which include the likes of Game of Thrones as well as the Count of Monte Cristo.
The beauty has also arguably transitioned to an underwater paradise as many who love diving still take to the area to explore the caverns and local aquatic fauna and flora. The Azure Window still offers a glimpse into some of Malta’s most fascinating natural gifts.