Our Sentinel

Our Sentinel

Friday, September 27th, 2013; the day the duck arrived. Marking the beginning of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's "Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts", Pittsburgh had been chosen as the first place in the United States to play host to one of these massive, 40x30 foot rubber ducks, designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. These ducks had previously been seen floating in such far off places as Sao Paulo in Brazil, in Hong Kong, China and even in Sydney, Australia, among many other places. People came out in droves to see this duck, and I was among them! The bridge you can see spanning the Allegheny river is the Roberto Clemente Bridge, the very same bridge featured in my other photo, Black and Yellow. However, instead of being vacated as it was in that photo, the bridge was utterly packed full of crowds eager to celebrate a gigantic rubber duck. Sure it's ridiculous, but it's fun! The point of this whole thing, according to the artist, is to evoke happiness and fond memories of childhood, for any and all who look at it, over the whole planet. Sadly however, when pulling my camera out to snap this photograph...my lens cap detached from my camera, and rolled off into the river. It will be missed.

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This photograph comes available in many sizes and finishes! For the “paper” finishes (Glossy and Matte), this photograph comes loose, printed on high-quality photo paper and will need framed. Be sure to keep it out of direct sunlight! The other finishes (Canvas, Aluminum, Birch Wood) all arrive at your doorstep ready to hang! For the Canvas, Aluminum, and Wood finishes, please allow 1 – 2 weeks for delivery.