Azure Window in Gozo was really something else. We were lucky enough to have seen it before it was lost at sea!
The Azure Window in Gozo is a spectacular natural landmark and has been recently nominated for the 8th wonder of the world.
We had a chance to visit Gozo, spending the driving around the quaint Country. When we finally arrived at Azure Window what a breathtaking site.
The ferry between Malta and Gozo is very efficiently run. Quick and cheap, you pay on the way from Gozo (only). The cafeteria on the ferry is good value.
The water is so blue and such a magnificent sight to behold.
On the ferry the scenery was spectacular. We were blessed with excellent weather and also enjoyed the church and geology – so many fossils!
The arch of the Azure Window is disintegrating, as large pieces of rock keep falling from the arch. It is expected that the arch will completely disappear within just a few years. The arch is in a dangerous condition and warning notices are placed to stop people walking over the top of the arch. Evidence of this can be seen when the images of the Azure Window as shown in Clash of the Titans (1981) are compared to the more recent images shown in The Odyssey (1997) and The Count of Monte Cristo (2002). The former images depict the Azure Window arch with a flat underside, whereas the latter images clearly show that a significant proportion the flat underside has since broken away. In April 2012 a large piece of rock was dislocated and made the window larger, more unstable and losing its almost perfect oblong shape. Once the arch has completely crumbled away, the Azure Window shall be renamed Azure Pinnacle.
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