Do you ever dreamed about walking on water like the hero did in Chinese kongfu movie? If you can make your trip to Lake Iseo in northern Italy within the window June 18 to July 3, 2016, you can make your dream comes to true. Called “The Floating Piers”, the 3km (almost 2 miles) floating walkway across Italy’s lake Iseo designed by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, is made of 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes and is covered in 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, which changes colors throughout the day to a shimmering gold and a reddish hue when wet. When walking on this incredible floating walkway, visors will be able to feel the movement of the water under foot. It will be very sexy, a bit like walking on a water bed. The artist also recommended visors to walk on their barefoot to have the ultimate experience. Last but not least, the whole walking experience is free – no tickets, no openings, no reservations and no owners. As long as you are in the area, just come and walk on water. However, the whole installation will only be there for three weeks.
Unlike the cave-looking Stockholm’s Subway Art, the Moscow and St. Petersburg Metro system makes you think you are in some palace or museum instead of metro station. Those amazing shots are captured by Canadian architect turned photographer David Burdeny, who is the only photographer in the world to have been granted permission to shoot at these locations after they had been emptied of passengers. It took Burdeny over a year to gain permission to pursue this project, and he was forced to rent the stations by the hour and shoot only after midnight. But the result is impressive, which is not only a stunning display of architecture, and was one of the USSR’s most extensive architectural projects. The whole idea of those radiant style was from Stalin’s direction, who wants to create structures that forced citizens to look up to fully admire them, similar to how one is forced to look up to regard the sun—an action of worship that Stalin thought then extended onto himself. Not matter whether you like the idea behinds those structures and decoration, you might still admit, these station are quite remarkable.
Public statue or sculpture is one of the most important part of impression of a city/town. They commemorate important events, reminds us of greatest people, or just some artistic work. Thousands of them have been made but only a few of them are really extraordinary and picture-worthy. Below we are presenting a list of top 23 most creative statues and sculptures around the world. Lets have a look.
Japan is a country full of surprise. You can see many crazy/bizarre designs and beautiful art as well. Those art can be seen everywhere in Japan, not only within museums and galleries, but some place as humble as underneath our feet. One typical example is Japan’s peculiar obsession with manhole covers. You can find stylized manhole covers almost anywhere in this country. Trees, landscapes, floral designs, birds and all city-related symbol are the popular patterns on manhole cover.