Christo inaugurates his Floating Piers in Italy and it's a success.

All texts and photos in this blog post are photo copyright by pio dal cin EPU (
European Photojournalists United)

The waiting line to get the thrill  on how it feels to  "walk on water" is about one hour. Yesterday at 7:40 am the gates were finally open. I was one of the lucky to be among the first to step on the "Floating Piers" the new Christo's installation on the Iseo Lake in the Nord Italy region of Lombardy . The three chilometers (1.9 miles) strut over the orange piers attracted thousands of people who walken, took selfies, tried the barefoot sensation suggested by Christo himself.

The sensation is to walk over a well inflated "water bed" that moves with the small lake's waves. The structure is wide enough to allow center walking without the danger of falling into the lake, given the fact that there are not protections on the side.

An army of 600 helpers dressed in blue and orange from around the world provided the security of the piers while distributing pieces of the fabric as a souvenir. It will remain open to the public and absolutely free until July 3rd . Lake iseo is located at 200 chilometers from Venice and 100 chilometers from Milano
                                                             People waiting in line 
                                                         Try it barefoot" Says Christo
                                    Thousands flocked to try the experience of walking over the lake
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