The conceptual artist Christo has made it possible for regular folks to walk on water with his latest project, "The Floating Piers," on picturesque Lake Iseo in northern Italy.
The project, his 23rd, creates a nearly 2-mile undulating runway connecting the mainland with a pair of islands, one inhabited and towering above the lake. And people have been flocking to it in droves since it opened June 18, 2016. So much so that officials were forced to limit access by closing the installation down from midnight to 6am to protect it, though it was originally meant to stay open 24 hours a day. Since the opening at least 270,000 people have visited.
In this photo, people walk on the monumental installation on Iseo Lake on June 18, 2016. Some 200,000 floating cubes create a 3-kilometer runway connecting the village of Sulzano to the small island of Monte Isola on the lake, 60 miles from Milan, for a 16-day outdoor installation.