The giant rubber duck is back in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor.
That's right, according to Shanghaiist, that 54-foot-tall inflatable bird that made the harbor its home earlier this month has returned in all of its bright yellow glory.
Fans of the rubber specimen will probably never forget how the sculpture, imagined by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, abruptly deflated just over one week ago, disappointing throngs of duck disciples across the world as it went into hibernation for maintenance. The sad image of the flattened artwork bobbing in the Hong Kong waters is likely engrained in our minds forever. (See video below)
But, fear not! Our grieving days are finally over. An image posted to the Harbour City Facebook page as well as Twitter is proof that the duck is finally back in the water.
Thanks for all the support everyone! I am all freshen up! twitter.com/hkharbourcity/…
— Harbour City (@hkharbourcity) May 21, 2013
As the New York Times has pointed out, the impact of this unassuming bath toy has been pretty remarkable, with media outlets like The South China Morning Post devoting quite a bit of attention to the city's new resident. " A duck craze has taken over, the latest of many periodic fads to inundate Hong Kong," writes The Asian Sentinel. "But it is different. It is gratuitously nice, and fun, for no discernible reason, a near miracle in this city."
Catch sight of the rubber duck before it's departure from HK on June 9. The next stop for Hofman's creation is a mystery for now... so stay tuned for more details.
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