Walk on water: The Floating Piers on Lake Iseo – Italy!

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Half a million people will get the chance to walk on water when a new installation by the artist Christo opens on an Italian lake in late June.

Since November, 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 kilometer walkway connecting the mainland with two islands in Lake Iseo, Lombardy.

“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.

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