Floating Piers in Italy

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There was a really cool art project going on in Italy this June.
An artist called “Christo” built a giant pier made out of cloth, to connect small islands in a lake.
Christo wanted the pedestrians to feel the waves of the water beneath their feet.
So for 16 days people could come and walk from island to island. Only 16 days in June 2016.
The piers are about 3km long and connect two islands with the mainland.
The orange colored cloth looks like a golden path in the middle of the lake Iseo.
It is free and everyone can walk across the floating piers.
Christo, who is almost 80 years old, is a Bulgarian-American artist who had to rely mostly on volunteers to be able to realize his vision of people walking on water.
The artist and his wife ( who passed away in 2009) became famous with different projects around the world.

 

To find out more about the artist and his project, just click this link:
http://christojeanneclaude.net

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