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Where The Window Once Stood

Some time ago I promised to post a picture of the place where the famous Azure Window once stood, before it collapsed in 2017. It was the end of the day and around the time of the first sunset of 2019 at the western end of the island of Gozo.

The Azure Window (Maltese: it-Tieqa Żerqa) was a limestone natural arch, located in Dwejra Bay. It was probably formed after an earlier collapse of a sea cave in the 19th century. The rock formation ultimately collapsed entirely in stormy weather on March 8, 2017, so I think that also justifies the category 'ruins' for this photo.

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Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/80 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 784/100 mm
Date Taken: 2019-01-01 16:49
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1775 kb

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