Pittsburgh is the latest city to have a visit from the giant Rubber Duck art installation from artist Florentijn Hofman.
I went to visit the duck. I took the steps next to the Roberto Clemente Bridge down to the trail next to the water. I started walking toward the Point.
I first saw the tail end of the Duck. All the nearby ducks were dwarfed in comparison.
The Duck was enjoying the view.
I was not the only person taking pictures.
I watched the sunrise with the Duck.
Then I took my own photo opportunity with the Duck.
The Duck was watching the fountain.
Water is endlessly fascinating if you are a duck.
People need boats
or bridges to get around Pittsburgh.
Transportation doesn’t stop
even for a new Duck in town.
However, the Duck was honored with his own duck flyover.
After taking close-ups of the Duck,
I walked to the Fort Duquesne Bridge. I took the stairs up and walked across the river.
From the bridge, the Duck is still a big bird.
Following the North Shore Trail,
I was able to see the Duck from another perspective.
I also enjoyed some Pittsburgh views
over the water.
I walked past Heinz Field and the Science Center.
Some people had arrived early by boat for a Pitt game, but they were also Duck fans.
I saw people fishing in the shadow of the submarine, USS Requin.
And that someone had found a place to relax.
I walked down the Three Rivers Heritage Trail as far as the West End Bridge.
Then I turned around and traced my steps backwards.
I enjoyed watching the little birds
as well as the big bird.
There was lots of activity around the Point.
I took more pictures of the Rubber Duck as I went back across the bridge.
Perspective makes a huge difference.
I took a second look at the Duck on my return to Point State Park.
And added another photo for my collection.
Total walking distance 4.2 miles.
At least for the time being, on bright sunny days, Pittsburgh has a Duck at the end of the rainbow.
Straight through Point State Park, you can see the Rubber Duck through the trees.