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13 Snapshots From My Trip to “The Floating Piers”

Floating Piers Christo Italy Italia Italien Kunst Art Iseo Proviglio d'Iseo Lago Lake See Iseo-See orange walking on water

World famous artist Christo installed a temporary (and free!) masterpiece at the Lake Iseo in Italy: “The Floating Piers” – swimming plastic elements covered in bright orange fabric that lead from the shore to a little island in the middle of the lake. They’ll be gone by Independence Day. (More info here.)

Thanks to my Dad, I also got a chance to go and couldn’t resist sharing some of the pictures I took:

Floating Piers Christo Italy Italia Italien Kunst Art Iseo Proviglio d'Iseo Lago Lake See Iseo-See orange walking on water

Floating Piers Christo Italy Italia Italien Kunst Art Iseo Proviglio d'Iseo Lago Lake See Iseo-See orange walking on water rainbow

Floating Piers Christo Italy Italia Italien Kunst Art Iseo Proviglio d'Iseo Lago Lake See Iseo-See orange walking on water

The fabric fittingly reminded me of beach sand.

Floating Piers Christo Italy Italia Italien Kunst Art Iseo Proviglio d'Iseo Lago Lake See Iseo-See orange walking on water swan

Floating Piers Christo Italy Italia Italien Kunst Art Iseo Proviglio d'Iseo Lago Lake See Iseo-See orange walking on water

Looks like a pretty fun job.

Floating Piers Christo Italy Italia Italien Kunst Art Iseo Proviglio d'Iseo Lago Lake See Iseo-See orange walking on water

Splash zone!

Floating Piers Christo Italy Italia Italien Kunst Art Iseo Proviglio d'Iseo Lago Lake See Iseo-See orange walking on water

The whole thing looks small but surreal from farther away.

Floating Piers Christo Italy Italia Italien Kunst Art Iseo Proviglio d'Iseo Lago Lake See Iseo-See orange walking on water

Standing on shaky grounds and getting ready to take my shoes off (as advised by Christo himself!)

Floating Piers Christo Italy Italia Italien Kunst Art Iseo Proviglio d'Iseo Lago Lake See Iseo-See orange walking on water

Floating Piers Christo Italy Italia Italien Kunst Art Iseo Proviglio d'Iseo Lago Lake See Iseo-See orange walking on water

I even got a free souvenir: a piece of the bright orange fabric used in the making of the installation.

Floating Piers Christo Italy Italia Italien Kunst Art Iseo Proviglio d'Iseo Lago Lake See Iseo-See orange walking on water

Mistakes can happen to anyone.

Floating Piers Christo Italy Italia Italien Kunst Art Iseo Proviglio d'Iseo Lago Lake See Iseo-See orange walking on water

Last but not least a larger, explorable image.