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You Can Walk On Water On This Floating Art Installation

Called The Floating Piers, this floating art installation by artist Christo allows people to walk on water in the Lombardy region of Italy.

The 3 kilometers (2 miles) walkway is made from a waterproof nylon fabric. What’s really interesting about it is that it can change its color based on the time of the day and the weather.

The walk on water pathway is set across lake Iseo in Italy and is opened to public now (since 18 June).  The pathway connects the town of Sulzano in mainland Italy to two islands on the lake.

[blockquote author=”Christo” pull=”normal”]The important part of this project is the temporary part, the nomadic quality. The work needs to be gone, because I do not own the work, no one does. This is why it is free.[/blockquote]

The installation cost was €15 million and was entirely financed by the Bulgarian-born artist Christo. However if you’re among the lucky ones that will visit it, this floating art is free to attend. The Floating Piers will be open until 3rd of July 2016. For more information, visit the project website.

People visiting The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy. Photo Wolfgang Volz 4
Photo Wolfgang Volz
People visiting The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy. Photo Wolfgang Volz 5
Photo Wolfgang Volz
People visiting The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy. Photo Wolfgang Volz 6
Photo Wolfgang Volz
People visiting The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy. Photo Wolfgang Volz
People visiting The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy. Photo Wolfgang Volz
Seen from above - People visiting The Floating Piers art installation, Lake Iseo, Italy. Photo Wolfgang Volz
Seen from above – People visiting The Floating Piers art installation, Lake Iseo, Italy. Photo Wolfgang Volz
Seen from above - The Floating Piers art installation, Lake Iseo, Italy. Photo Wolfgang Volz
Photo Wolfgang Volz
THE FLOATING PIERS, LAKE ISEO, ITALY. Photo Wolfgang Volz 3
Photo Wolfgang Volz
THE FLOATING PIERS, LAKE ISEO, ITALY. Photo Wolfgang Volz 31
Photo Wolfgang Volz

People visiting The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy. Photo Wolfgang Volz 2

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