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The Azure Window


The Azure Window, also known as the Dwejra Window, was a 28-metre-tall (92 ft) 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.

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 arch, together with other natural features in the area, has appeared in a number of international films and media productions.

“I was so lucky so see this Natural Art Creation and take a few photos before the ‘Azure Window’ was destroyed by the destructive yet beautiful force of nature” Emma Chaudhry

Photographs taken on May 30th 2016 3:29pm by Emma Chaudhry