Have you ever wanted to walk on water? Now you can, with an art installation on Italy’s Lake Iseo.
Created by Dutch artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, the piece – entitled “The Floating Piers” – is comprised of a 3km long yellow runway made up of 200,000 floating cubes and connects islands on Lake Iseo with the mainland.
Open for free to the public, visitors are welcome to traverse the walkway, which has proved incredibly popular. So popular, in fact, that initial plans to keep it open day and night had to be quickly adjusted. The piece now closes for a period at night order to allow workers to fix the high levels of wear and tear caused by unexpected visitor numbers!
Costing $22 million to make, the installation offers a unique chance for tourists to experience a piece of art which won’t be around for much longer: the walkway will close on July 3.
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