Nature Destroys the Azure Window, One of Malta's Most Famous Attractions

Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted his "heartbreaking" sadness at the loss of the natural rock formation which was featured in 'Games of Thrones' and 'Clash of the Titans.'

Tourists walk on the Azure Window, a 50 metre high rock arch, at Dwejra Point cliffs on the west coast of the Maltese island of Gozo September 23, 2016.
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The Azure Window, a natural rock arch which jutted into the sea off Malta and was a backdrop for the wedding of Daenerys and Khal Drogothe in the first season of the "Game of Thrones" TV series, has collapsed in a storm.

Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted his "heartbreaking" sadness at the loss Wednesday of one of the main tourist attractions on the island of Gozo.

No one was injured.

Geologist Peter Gatt said the limestone pillar supporting the arch had given way. He attributed the collapse to years of erosion by the sea.

Malta's Azure Window collapsed into the sea

The Azure Window also served as a backdrop in the 1981 movie "Clash of the Titans."

With parts of the rock formation crumbling over the years, the government last month enacted a $1,580 fine for anyone caught walking across the arch.