Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Not-so-Worldless Wednesday

view of the azure window in Dwejra, Gozo Island, Malta from the sea


The natural arch in Dwejra bay in Gozo, Malta is called "azure window" because looking through it from the coast, you see the marine blue color of the sea. But from the sea, I would say it's a "golden hole", especially with the sunlight striking the yellow limestone and creating a golden glow, beckoning seafarers to enter and take a peek at what's inside. And who knows, it might be really a "precious hollow" that provides shelter for boats which unfortunately got caught in a seastorm. On a tempest, I think the view would be spectacular, provided that everybody is safely ensconced by the shore.

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15 comments:

donna said...

that's awesome view there! love the shot=)

Indrani said...

Now I am tempted to go and take a peek.
"Azure Window" A perfect name indeed.

Gattina said...

Wow ! that's absolutely beautiful ! Malta is on my travel list, I haven't been there yet !

Beth F said...

Great shot! I love the light coming in through the arch.

Napaboaniya said...

A golden hole indeed in spectacular view :)

poppy fields said...

A beautiful photo of a place I'd like to visit.

june said...

Gorgeous! It had to be thrilling to get the shot...

Jenn said...

So beautiful.

Roses and stuff said...

That's an impressive sight! Wish I were there...
Katarina

june said...

Hey, I think I saw this on Flickr this morning...see if you don't have a comment from "bydamanti". Still a great shot :-)

SandyCarlson said...

What a magical place. I love the play of light and perception on the personality of that site. It's really gorgeous.

lareine said...

to everybody: thanks for dropping by... the view is really striking... if only i'm a bit afraid of heights, it would be nice to climb over the arch... i think the view would be spectacular from that point...

to gattina: hope you'll be able to visit it soon... and i'm looking forward to your photos:)...

to june: i don't have a flickr account... but then, this sight is a must-see, must-photograph view... so i'm sure many who have been there have the same photos (and even took the same boat ride as we did:))...

Will said...

Wow! That is spectacular. I would be nervous going under it even though it has been there for thousands of years, it looks like today is the last day!

Happy belated WW!

nussaibah said...

Really amazing view =) Somehow I wished I was there right now, away from the world.

lareine said...

to will: the arc being there for a thousand years make the boat trip even more thrilling although i was also nervous when we took the ride... but the sea was calm so i was able to make the boat trip :)...

to nussaibah: the view is far better from the top of the arc:)... and there, you would really feel away from the world as not many people try to go on top (it's quite high and can give one vertigo)...

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