May 2, 2013
After much anticipation and hype, the rubber duck has sailed into Hong Kong Harbor. It is created by a Dutch artist named Florentijn Hofman. Now I am a big fan of the Dutch Masters, with Van Dyck being one of my favorite artist of all times, but I am not sure that this qualifies as art. Perhaps the Dutch were much better when they were conservatives, perhaps their relatively recent change to liberalism has had a profound and sad effect on their artistic abilities. Having said this, though, I must admit that the crowds were enthralled by the six story rubber duck. Perhaps its success is that it can evoke a trip down memory lane to early childhood .
The Six Story Rubber Duck in Hong Kong Harbor
Some additional photos of the duck:
On route to Ocean Terminal
Escorted by numerous boats
The crowds gather early at Ocean Terminal to ‘witness’ the duck.
The six story duck near a cruise ship
It became a family affair with many wanted to be photographed with smaller ducks
The seafront became more crowed than usual due to our visiting guest
With Hong Kong’s beautiful skyline as background
A closer view
Everyone wants a photo of the massive duck