Monday, September 24, 2012

WaterFire art installation lights up the Tiber

WaterFire Roma

WaterFire brazier
The spectacular WaterFire public art installation by Barnaby Evans, which was first created by the artist in the city of Providence on Rhode Island some eighteen years ago, had its European première in Rome on Friday and Saturday evening. Thirty wood fire braziers set just above the lapping waters of the Tiber were lit between the bridges of Ponte Sisto and Ponte Mazzini on the Trastevere side, whilst an enchanting and eclectic soundtrack of world music was played over loud speakers. The flames were continually fed by fire-tenders who passed by in torch-lit boats silently gliding up and down the river.

It was an eerily melancholy sight, and really rather beautiful, attracting hundreds of visitors who strolled along the riverside in Piazza Tevere, with many people stopping to sit along the edge of the river, gaze into the flames and watch the flickering reflections in the water.

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1 comment:

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It does sound ethereal must have been lovely to see. :)

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