On Friday, September 27, a 40-foot-tall rubber duck floated into Pittsburgh waterways. The giant rubber duck, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, marked the beginning of the Pittsburgh Festival of Firsts. The giant rubber duck is the creation of artist Florentijn Hofman, of the Netherlands. Hofman’s rubber ducks of differing dimensions have appeared in places such as Hong Kong, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Amsterdam. Pittsburgh’s duck is the first in the United States. Pittsburgh’s giant rubber duck left Pittsburgh on Sunday, October 20.
Bob and I spent the night of October 19 in the Pittsburgh area. We visited family members both on Saturday and Sunday. We visited Point State Park on Sunday morning. It was our first visit to Point State Park, and it took the opportunity to see a duck to get us there!