Malta’s Azure Window rock formation is no more

Terrible news for travel lovers and sightseers everywhere coming out of Malta today as their famous Azure Window rock formation has collapsed into the sea after heavy storms.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azure_Window

 

Just look at that photo. Look at how beautiful and stunning that is. It really was like a window and I have to say I’m gutted that I will never get the chance to go and see it for myself. It’s┬ábreathtaking. You can see why it was used in films and TV shows.

The collapse wasn’t unexpected, it’s the result of long-term weathering of the limestone pillar and a heavy storm on the day, however that doesn’t make it any less sad.

It makes me wonder how many more natural monuments and wonders we could lose in the next few due to long-term weathering or one bad storm.

I also wonder what kind of impact it will have on tourism to Malta because the Azure Window was a popular tourist destination, hopefully it won’t have such a negative impact on their economy.

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