>> After Malta's iconic tourist site, the Azure Window collapsed into the sea this week, vanishing under the weight of heavy storms, the Maltese government on Thursday announcing plans for an international initiative to somehow recreate the famed rock formation. If you're wondering why a tiny island nation in the middle of the Mediterranean would go to such lengths, then you're probably not A, a multi-tourism official, B, sentimental about rocks, or C, a Game of Thrones fan.
The Azure Window, a top site in a country whose economy is driven by tourism, has also served as a backdrop for the hit HBO series. Movie buffs may even remember it from 1981's Clash of the Titans with Laurence Olivier. While its collapse was not unforeseen, natural corrosion was always expected to do it in, the country's Prime Minister deemed it heartbreaking.
Officials on Thursday offering a number of options in its place, including an artificial recreation or even a a digital augmented reality version.