A Special Beijing Duck

The excursion to the summer palace the other day kept a special surprise in readiness. Huge stickers on the park paths gave notice on something I was hoping for to see in Hamburg since I heard of it…

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Could it really be, that the oversized swimming rubber duck project of the dutch artist Florentijn Hofman was in the summer palace of Beijing just when I was there, too?

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Wow, yes: There it was – cute and shiny – and with millions of people around it, taking pictures just like me.

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We didn’t know about the Beijing design weeks and that the duck was here on the occasion of the event, it was a lucky accident for us.

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