As promised, a blog post on Evon and I’s day trip out the Lake Iseo.
When Evon and I booked our trip out to Milano, we knew we were going to visit Milano and Genova. We didn’t know we were going to visit a third city, Iseo. Or multiple cities along Lake Iseo. Before we left Giulia Munday, our program director, mentioned that we should visit Iseo. When we looked it up we found that it, like Genova, was about an hour and a half away from Milano. Evon and I said, why not?! So, our second day into our extended weekend we hopped on a train and headed to Iseo.
On arrival we realized that something really special was happening. This special thing was Christo and Jeanne- Claude’s The Floating Piers. The Floating Piers is an installation that reimagined Lake Iseo for only 16 days, June 18th to July 3rd. The installation, a three kilometer walkway over the lakes shimmering water, connected the town Sulzano to Monte Isola and to the island of San Paolo. The piers were composed of a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high density polyethylene cubes and 100,000 meters of a shimmering orange fabric. Evon and I walked for over two hours from the town Iseo to Sulzano, enjoying the landscape and the cool sprinkles of rain drops. Christo welcomed us into the town with an orange fabric that screamed “follow to orange brick road!”
We waited in line with many people from all over Italy, Europe, and the world. Eventually, it was our turn to experience Chisto and Jeanne- Claude’s installation. What an amazing feeling it was, here I was walking on water, the cubes moving with the water, mountains surrounding me and the sun setting through the clouds. It was an experience of a life time, and my words and my pictures cannot do it justice!