The buzz around Hong Kong this week is all about the floating rubber duck exhibit in Victoria Harbour. I took the Star Ferry to see it on Sunday...
When we pulled up to the dock, I could see the crowds.
They lined the harbor and the top of Ocean Terminal.
And the duck gazed down on them.
I'm not sure what to say about it. I like it. I've read that the installation is meant to promote camaraderie and good feelings. Despite the crowds packed in around me, I suppose I did feel good looking at the duck. No one was pushing or shoving, which is very unusual for this corner of Tsim Sha Tsui. My fellow gawkers seemed both bemused and cheered by the sight of the big floating toy in the harbor.
When I made my home later that night, the crowds were just as big, and seemingly just as happy.
I'm not sure what to say about it, but I think the duck is worth a visit.
Have you been down to see the duck yet? Do you think it's cute? Gimmicky? Dumb? Inoffensive? Inspiring? How did it make you feel?