Walking on water

Artists created a path made of out fabric that stretches across an Italian lake. And hundreds of people have been walking across it.

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On June 18, husband and wife artist duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude deployed 100,000 square meters of yellow fabric into Italy’s Lake Iseo that not only floats on the water, but is able to support the weight of a human (or, as has been the case, hundreds of humans) as they walk across it. That’s because, technically, the fabric isn’t on top of the water – it’s actually on top of over 220,000¬†polyethylene cubes that support the weight of what’s on top of it, as well as absorbs the movements of the waves and tides. And not only is it a cool experience, but it has function as well – this is the first time pedestrians have had a direct route between the town of Sulzano, Monte Isola and the Island of San Paolo (the tiny island with the previously private manor you see in the photos).

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