Pittsburgh had an unusual visitor over the past month. He was big, yellow, and thought to have brought good luck to the Pirates. He was a giant, forty feet tall and three stories wide Duck.
Bill and I took a trip down after going out to dinner, because nothing says romance than a giant duck.
The duck was part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts and is an art installation from Artist Florentijn Hofman. On the Duck, Hofman says, “My sculptures cause an uproar, astonishment and put a smile on your face. They give people a break from their daily routines. Passers-by stop in front of them and enter into conversation with other spectators. People are making contact with each other again. The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate and doesn’t have a political connotation. The friendly, floating, four-story-high Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them.”
I say it’s just ridiculous and makes for an excellent reason to instagram.
Unfortunately, the duck was taken down late last weekend, but not before a couple of friends came into town for a visit!
So, there hasn’t been a lot of goings on here on the blog, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been a lot going on IRL! So nice to see some great friends, and even cooler that they got to see our fowl friend before he was floated up river. Yes, that’s a euphemism for deflating him.