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An overhead view of part of the Christo art installation, "The Floating Piers," on Lake Iseo, Italy, June 2016.
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An overhead view of part of the Christo art installation, "The Floating Piers," on Lake Iseo, Italy, June 2016.Chiara Goia
An overhead view of part of the Christo art installation, "The Floating Piers," on Lake Iseo, Italy, June 2016.
An overhead view of part of the Christo art installation, "The Floating Piers," on Lake Iseo, Italy, June 2016.
A view of the Christo art installation, "The Floating Piers," on Lake Iseo, Italy, June 2016.
People walk on part of the Christo art installation, "The Floating Piers," on Lake Iseo, Italy, June 2016.
People walk on part of the Christo art installation, "The Floating Piers," on Lake Iseo, Italy, June 2016.
An overhead view of part of the Christo art installation, "The Floating Piers," on Lake Iseo, Italy, June 2016.
Chiara Goia
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See Photos From Christo's 'The Floating Piers'

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 4:05 PM ET | Originally published: Jun 18, 2016

Conceptual artist Christo is giving visitors to Italy's Lake Iseo a chance to walk on water, creating a vibrant orange floating walkway that connects two islands in the lake to the mainland.

“It’s really a physical thing, you need to be there, walking it, on the streets, here,” said Christo, who seeks to reinvent familiar landscapes through his art, the New York Times reported.

Read more: See Christo's 'Floating Piers' From Space

Christo described the surrounding environment as part of the project. "With the sun, the rain, the wind, it’s part of the physicality of the project, you have to live it," he said.

The outdoor installation—called “The Floating Piers"— is located in the country's Lombardy region and will be open 24 hours per day from Saturday through July 3.

[New York Times]

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