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…


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?


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


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.