Giant yellow duck: Sydney Festival 2013 Floating Attraction at the Harbor (Photo)

By on Jan 5, 2013 in Amazing, Arts, Australia, Lifestyle, World Comments

A giant yellow duck will be an added attraction for the 2013 Sydney Festival that will open on Saturday, January 5, 2013.

Giant Yellow Duck
Giant Yellow Duck
Image Credit: Florentijn Hofman

The giant floating duck, called “Rubber Duck“, was placed at the Sydney harbor and will be formally unveiled on Saturday.

Sydney Festival is an annual exposition of arts and music that will run until January 27.

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is the man behind the five-story, yellow duck. His artistic design made from PVC material was created in New Zealand. It reportedly took three weeks to construct and 30 minutes to inflate the giant duck.

In his website, Hofman described his creation by saying,

The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate people and doesn’t have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!

His giant yellow duck has earlier made appearances in Japan, Brazil and throughout Netherlands.

A 10-ton barge keeps the giant duck in place at the Sydney Harbor. It will stay in the area until the end of January.

Do you think that this giant yellow duck will attract more visitors at the nearly month long 2013 Sydney Festival?

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