A Time magazine article tells us that “The latest project from Bulgarian-American landscape artist Christo is a golden walkway across a lake, linking two Italian islands to the mainland. The $16.8 million project, called ‘Floating Piers,’ is the first outdoor installation since the golden gates in Central Park in 2005, which he installed with his late wife and collaborator Jeanne-Claude. ‘Floating Piers’ consists of floating walkways covered with golden fabric connecting two islands in Lake Iseo, in northern Italy, to one another and to the mainland. The walkways span three kilometers across the water, and is expected to draw up to 40,000 visitors a day.”
Proctor Place resident Mary C traveled to Italy to see The Floating Piers. She has some wonderful photos and will be sharing these, along with her story, on August 4th.