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Christo’s 3km Floating Walkway Across Italy’s Lake Iseo Open To Public
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Christo’s 3km Floating Walkway Across Italy’s Lake Iseo Open To Public

Anyone who’s dreamed of walking on water now has the chance to do so! Well, that is if you could make it to Lake Iseo in northern Italy in the next three weeks. Just opened on Saturday and accessible until July 3rd is Christo’s and his late wife’s, Jeanne-Claude’s, major installation – “The Floating Piers“. This 3km (almost 2 miles) floating walkway across Italy’s lake Iseo is made of 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes and is covered in 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, which changes colors throughout the day to a shimmering gold and a reddish hue when wet. Here visitors are able to walk from Sulzano to Monte Isola and to the island of San Paolo, which it encircles.

“They will feel the movement of the water under foot,” Christo said. “It will be very sexy, a bit like walking on a water bed.” Also, he recommends walking barefoot for the ultimate experience. If you have the chance to visit, let us know what you think!

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Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude designed a floating walkway in Italy

It’s made up of 220,000 high-density poly-ethylene cubes

And is covered in 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric

Which changes colors throughout the day to a shimmering gold and a reddish hue when wet

The artists’ aim has always been to create works of art for the public to experience and enjoy

Without charging any viewing fees

“Like all of our projects, ‘The Floating Piers’ is absolutely free and accessible 24 hours a day, weather permitting,” Christo says

“There are no tickets, no openings, no reservations and no owners”

“The Floating Piers are an extension of the street and belong to everyone”

So if you’re in the area…

Come walk on water!

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago

Some people are truly an inspiration to help make this world a better, happier, nicer place to be. Christo, you ARE one of those people.

Evil Smiley
Community Member
6 years ago

This is one beautiful art.

Meeow
Community Member
6 years ago

It's very interesting! They make the small town became a tourist spot. I wonder how long they got tired of it lol

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago

Some people are truly an inspiration to help make this world a better, happier, nicer place to be. Christo, you ARE one of those people.

Evil Smiley
Community Member
6 years ago

This is one beautiful art.

Meeow
Community Member
6 years ago

It's very interesting! They make the small town became a tourist spot. I wonder how long they got tired of it lol

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