The special guest of Discover the other ITALY is Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, since 1984 the largest and spectacular circus in the world. Visionary and imaginative as few, Guy dreamed since childhood to see the Earth from space, through the clouds, those clouds that had inspired his first circus shows. In September 2009 his dream yet another becomes reality, aboard the International Space Station (ISS), in orbit 350 km above the ground. Those 11 days on air, Guy were spent with the telephoto lens in hand, to snapshot every corner of the Earth. From the “trip out of orbit” was born Gaya, an impressive and amazing volume of photographs, now for sale on the site onedrop.org/gaia, to support research projects of water in arid areas of the Earth. An intent that combines 100% of the themes of Expo 2015, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, which motivate the landing of Guy and Gaia in the project Discover the other ITALY. These two exceptional shots that depict a detail Sicily and the Etna area are the only ones on Italy, “always covered by clouds for all 17 times a day when the space station orbiting the country.” To Guy, and to anyone who will support One Drop by purchasing these or other photos of Gaia, thank you so much for your generosity.
All proceeds raised by the sale of GAIA works of art go to ONE DROP. ONE DROP is an initiative of Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du SoleilTM.
To purchase GAIA works of art online, visit ONEDROP.org/GAIA