Hong Kong Bids Rubber Duck Adieu as Pittsburgh Welcomes Inflated Yellow Avian

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Photo: RICHARD A. BROOKS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Thousands thronged Hong Kong’s Victoria harbor waterfront to say goodbye to a beloved four-story inflatable yellow duck. (See our recent post, Spreading Joy Around the World,” aka “Rubber Duck” – Inflated, Deflated, Revived & Censored) The huge inflatable duck, which is named “Spreading Joy Around the World,” is the creation of the Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman.  It has has lived up to its name, having visited Sydney, Japan, France, Sao Paolo, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. It’s next stop is reported to be Pittsburgh for the four-week International Festival of Firsts that begins late September.  Thanks to Phil  Leon for passing the news along.

Hong Kong waves bye-bye to beloved 4-story rubber ducky after month-long splash

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