Update – The Azure Window, Gozo’s iconic landmark collapsed this morning

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The Azure Window, Gozo's iconic landmark collapsed this morningUpdate: The Azure Window in Dwejra Gozo, finally succumbed to the forces of Mother Nature this morning, with a complete collapse into the sea, after being battered by the strong winds and high seas that hit the islands over the past 24 hours.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted the news a short while ago. “I have just been informed that the beautiful Tieqa tad-Dwejra in #Gozo has collapsed. Updates soon.”The Azure Window, Gozo's iconic landmark collapsed this morning“Reports commissioned over the years indicated that this landmark would be hard hit by unavoidable natural corrosion. That sad day arrived.”

Update – statement by Partit Demokratiku: The Loss of a Maltese Treasure

Partit Demokratiku has said that it is saddened that the day has come, and the Azure Window has collapsed. “It’s a sad day for our natural heritage. Partit Demokratiku understands the fact that the Azure Window was lost due to nature’s law.”

Partit Demokratiku went on to urge the public to focus their energy on what it describes as “the constant loss of environment and natural heritage due to bad planning decisions, lack of a holistic plan for our islands and greed”

“We might not be able to stop nature, but we can surely change our ways. Let this be our wake up call. Whenever we lose something which is unique to the Maltese Islands, we lose a part of ourselves, our identity. We hold our land and seas in tenancy for those that come after us. Let us truly start protecting our natural and urban environment.”

File photo below by Alain Salvary

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    4 Responses

    1. Jens Hornicke says:

      Azzur Window is gone that’s give me tears in my eyes .

    2. James A. Tyrrell says:

      So now we will hear the usual crying from the various political parties over the loss of the window when none of them were willing to get off their arses and try and save the damn thing. Bunch of damned hypocrites!

    3. Ian Hazelton says:

      I only visited the window for the first time in November 2016 , and I was shocked to read of this news. I feel glad I was able to see it before it went. Despite this loss , the coastal area will still remain a stunning and beautiful place.

    4. John Zammit says:

      What about Marsalforn? The rough sea is breaking the seafront and destroying all that is in the road. If a breakwater is not going to be built we might see the destruction of the historic Menqa and then the sea goes in the hotel and restaurants of that area.

    5. Joseph Borg says:

      James you are so right, politicians are nothing but Robbers. they steal our money and call it taxes.

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