'Game of Thrones' rock arch falls into Malta sea

Mar 09, 2017, 00:32
'Game of Thrones' rock arch falls into Malta sea

The Azure Window was used as a filming location for several movies and TV series, with The Odyssey, Clash Of The Titans and Game Of Thrones all using it as a handsome backdrop.

I have just been informed that the attractive Tieqa tad-Dwejra in #Gozo has collapsed.

Concern over its stability had grown in recent years and a... Updates soon."Reports commissioned over the years indicated that this landmark would be hard hit by unavoidable natural corrosion".

Local resident Roger Chessell was among those who went to the coastline of Gozo island in the morning to watch the storm. "Suddenly, the arch collapsed into the sea".

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The Maltese prime minister, Joseph Muscat, called the collapse "heartbreaking" today but the landmark's demise has been expected for some time. "Bu the time the spray had faded, the stack had gone too". "That sad day arrived", said Mr Muscat. Environment Minister Jose Herrera told reporters nothing could be done to prevent the collapse, but they were unaware the structure was in imminent danger.

Voted one of the top 100 dive sites in the World, Gozo's Inland Sea to the Azure Window has been shattered. The iconic arch known as the Azure Window disappeared into the crashing seas of the Mediterranean on Wednesday.

The Azure Window has adorned countless Malta holiday brochures and tourism guides, but it has also been the backdrop for many famous scenes on film. Another minister likened the collapse to "losing a part of yourself".

The arch finally collapsed after a series of severe storms with gale force winds that brought down the pillar supporting the structure.