Wanderlust
This Bridge In Italy Let’s You Walk On Water
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Published: Jun 27, 2016

Thanks to conceptional artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, you can now walk on water.

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Christo and his late wife designed an installation in northern Italy called The Floating Piers, which is a two-mile-long walkway across Lake Iseo to the island of San Paolo.

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The 80 year-old Bulgarian-born artist and his team have been overseeing the assembly and anchoring of 220,000 floating poly-ethylene cubes to create a three kilometre walkway connecting the mainland with two islands in Lake Iseo,

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The Floating Piers, are 16 metres wide and approximately 35 centimeters high with sloping sides.

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“For the first time, for 16 days, from the 18th of June to July 3, they will walk on the water,” Christo said of the 2,000 residents of Monte Isolo, which is normally only accessible by boat.

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The artist describes the sensation of strolling along the floating piers as “walking on the back of a whale”.

The Floating Piers is expected to draw half a million visitors to the little-known Lake Iseo, in northern Italy.