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A Famous andamplsquoGame Of Thronesandamprsquo Landmark The Azure Window Has Sadly Collapsed Into The Sea

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The natural ‘Azure Window’ rock arch, that served as the perfect backdrop for Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo’s wedding in the first episode ‘Game Of Thrones’, is sadly no more. Due to a really powerful storm on Wednesday, the arch and its stack that jutted off Gozo Island in the Maltese archipelago, collapsed into the sea.

Azure Window Has Collapsed Into The Sea© Pixabay

“There was a big raging sea beneath the window,” said local resident Roger Chessell, who witnessed the collapse. “Suddenly, the arch collapsed into the sea with a loud “whoomph”, throwing up a huge spray. By the time the spray had faded, the stack had gone too.”

The Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, tweeted about the incident calling it heartbreaking.

The site from where one could admire it-Tieqa tad-Dwejra. Heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/S4XV6MyKRu

— Joseph Muscat (@JosephMuscat_JM) March 8, 2017

Reports commissioned over the years indicated that this landmark would be hard hit by unavoidable natural corrosion. That sad day arrived.

— Joseph Muscat (@JosephMuscat_JM) March 8, 2017

Locally known as it-Tieqa tad-Dwejra, the Island of Gozo’s tourist board also mourned the loss of the spectacular rock formation with a Facebook post.

“The inevitable and the much feared has happened,” it said via a statement on Facebook. “The flagship of the Gozitan touristic sites has sunk in its same birth place from where for thousands of years, it stood high and proud heralding one of the natural beauties our little island is endowed with.”

People on Twitter also paid tribute to the rock formation.

Gutted that the "Azure Window" on Gozo in Malta has collapsed in a storm. So glad to have seen it in September '16  #malta #AzureWindow pic.twitter.com/t0ExmtL74f

— Jonnie Atha (@Jonathan_Atha) March 8, 2017

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

So heartbreaking to hear the Azure window in Malta has collapsed. Visited it in 2012. Also the setting for #GameofThrones Dothraki wedding pic.twitter.com/rg4GQ61Y97

— Spriha Srivastava (@spriha) March 8, 2017

So very sad to see it has finally happened, beautiful #AzureWindow #Dwejra gone forever. #gozo pic.twitter.com/svWlr06XiE

— Kateriana Fenech (@KaterianaFenech) March 8, 2017

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

— Stephanie Murphy (@Stephabooboo) March 8, 2017

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