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The Rubber Duck

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!

PA202727 4X6The duck was on the Allegheny River.

PA202730 4X6Fort Duquesne Bridge is in the background.

PA202732 4X6Bob and I and the giant rubber duck

PA202739 4x6The fountain at Point State Park is at the head of the Ohio River.  You can see Heinz Field directly behind the fountain and the rubber duck at the far right side of the fountain.

PA202742 4x6Heinz Field, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers

PA202745 4X6Goodbye Giant Rubber Duck.
I am happy that Bob and I had the pleasure of seeing you.

6 Responses to “The Rubber Duck”

  1. Denise

    What a fun opportunity to see this lovely duck. Great photos, especially of the one of you and Bob with ducky in the background 🙂

    Reply
  2. seniorhiker

    That is one big rubber duck. It’s hard to judge from the pictures, but did it pass under the bridges or is it inflated at each new location? In either case, it’s very impressive.

    Reply
    • Linda G.

      The duck did pass under the bridges. This duck was shorter than others so that it WOULD fit under Pittsburgh’s bridges!

      Reply

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