Tuesday, 27 June 2017


The Azure Window (Maltese: it-Tieqa Żerqa), also known as the Dwejra Window (Maltese: it-Tieqa tad-Dwejra), was a 28-metre-tall limestone natural arch on the island of Gozo in Malta. It was located in Dwejra Bay, within the limits of San Lawrenz, close to the Inland Sea and the Fungus Rock, and was one of Malta's major tourist attractions. The arch, together with other natural features in the area, has appeared in a number of international films and media productions. The formation was created by the collapse of a sea cave, probably during the 19th century. It consisted of a pillar of rock rising from the sea and joined to the cliff by a horizontal slab.

Following decades of natural erosion that caused parts of the arch to fall into the sea, the slab and pillar collapsed completely in stormy weather on 8 March 2017. The Azure Window made an appearance on the popular TV series "Game of Thrones" — it was the backdrop to Khal Drogo and Daenerys’ wedding in Season One.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.
Azure Window before collapse

Azure Window after collapse (Picture: AP/Christian Mangion)


  1. What a beautiful day to photograph this beautiful landscape.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  2. Did the glass shatter? Or is that a wave crashing! LOL

  3. I love the azure window before collaps very much

  4. Absolutely stunning


  5. The azure window was so lovely. I'm sorry to know it collapsed.
    Thanks for linking up at http://nixpages.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/azure-window-malta.html