17 January 2013

a duck drawing crowds

Down at Darling Harbour, Sydney, and taking part in the Sydney festival, this grand rubber duck will be resting up in this spot, through till January 23. 

Compliments to Florentijn Hofman, from The Netherlands, for his fun creation, measuring five storeys high, and wide.  According to Sydney Festival 2013,  the duck has already made its way to various cities around the world, since 2007. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

18 comments:

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the 4th shot ... the rubber duckie & seagull ... so cute!! i would love to see this guy in person. i guess it's a male, a female would have a pink bow right? ha. ha!!

thank you for sharing with us. neat! that will probably never happen again, right??! ( :

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Carole, very nice large duck.
Greetings Irma

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Looks like he belongs there. I like the second shot where it looks like the guy on the bicycle is carrying a rubber ducky on his shoulder.

Joop Zand said...

Great shots Carole..... nice contrats with this yellow duck.... i like these pictures.

Greetings, Joop

TexWisGirl said...

i saw a pic of this on msn recently. so dang cute.

Evelyn S. said...

That is one big duck! We have a yellow duck race a Riverfest in June....last year, the creek where the race was held was so low that bunches of ducks got caught up in little swirls or near rocks. I can't remember how many there were, but it was over 100...and it took a long time in the heat to get them to the finish line! One of our local clubs also has a Duck train....the little cars look like yellow ducks and the children get to ride in the train, pulled by a 4-wheeler.

Bob Bushell said...

Ha ha ha, stop me laughing. Perfection.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How funny! I love whimsical and this sure does qualify! Great pix!

Dianne said...

Wow! He's almost big enough to be a cruise ship .... certainly makes a splash of colour in the harbour.

Jan Castle said...

What delightful pictures Carole...love the duck and seagull!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow, he's not your ordinary little rubber ducky! Cute

diane b said...

A great series of shots that would be a surprise to see floating on the harbour.

Judy said...

That is quite the duck!!! I can see that it would draw a lot of people to the harbour!

Brian King said...

Holy cow! That is one big rubber ducky! Of course, that is one big bath tub, too. :-)

Jeanne said...

Definitely made me laugh! Never saw a rubber duck this size before! Pretty colorful harbor decoration!

Geke said...

You cann't miss this on! He brightens the area with his color. Florentijn Hofman also made other great projects.

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, that's one big yellow duckie! Love it!

RosC said...

I saw that great big duckie! You have some terrific pics of it. I was having a struggle with wanting to look around and caring for my travel companion who was feeling poorly so I missed the photos.
Well done.
Ros.