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Hong Kong crushed when Florentijn Hofman’s massive Rubber Duck deflates (in photos)

by | 16th, May 2013

HONG Kong resident Mirinna Chan looks at the deflated rubber duck and speaks for her people: “The sky looks like it is crying for me – I took time off from work just to see the duck, now it is just a blob.”

Hong Kong Rubber Duck

Lee Chun-shing, 30, adds:

“The duck represents happiness for us. It was the highlight of this place, but now the highlight is deflated, of course everyone is disappointed.”

Hong Kong Rubber Duck

 

The huge yellow rubber duck was the work of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. Since 2007 the 16.5-meter (54-feet)-tall Rubber Duck has traveled to various cites including Osaka, London, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Amsterdam. And then it hit Hong Kong and went down.

 

For a while, Hong Kong was gripped by duck mania.

Hong Kong Rubber Duck

 

 

The Duckettes danced.

Hong Kong Rubber Duck

 

 

 

The artist smiled.

Hong Kong Rubber Duck

 

 

Other big ducks were attracted to the scene.

Hong Kong Rubber Duck

 

 

And then…

Hong Kong Rubber Duck

 

 

The duck became an egg.

Hong Kong Rubber Duck

 

On a positive note, the duck was not inhabited by 35,000 Japanese soldiers.

Update: The duck was deflated for scheduled maintenance work.



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