Just Ducky 5k

Duck and Bridge

Pittsburgh is the latest city to have a visit from the giant Rubber Duck art installation from artist Florentijn Hofman.

Duck in Pittsburgh

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.

Duck with ducks

I first saw the tail end of the Duck.  All the nearby ducks were dwarfed in comparison.

See Duck

The Duck was enjoying the view.

Duck at the Point

I was not the only person taking pictures.


I watched the sunrise with the Duck.

Duck at Dawn

Then I took my own photo opportunity with the Duck.

Rubber Duck with Miriam

The Duck was watching the fountain.

Duck and Fountain at Point

Water is endlessly fascinating if you are a duck.

Duck in Endless Water

People need boats

Crew on the Water

or bridges to get around Pittsburgh.

Duck by Bridge

Transportation doesn’t stop


even for a new Duck in town.

Pittsburgh Transportation

However, the Duck was honored with his own duck flyover.

Ducks fly near Duck in Pittsburgh

After taking close-ups of the Duck,

Hide and Seek 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.

Rubber Duck enjoys the Fountain

Following the North Shore Trail,

North Shore Trail

I was able to see the Duck from another perspective.

Rubber Duck Tailfeathers

I also enjoyed some Pittsburgh views

Three Sisters Bridges

over the water.

Pittsburgh Morning

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.

Best Wishes Duck

I saw people fishing in the shadow of the submarine, USS Requin.

Just Fishing

And that someone had found a place to relax.

Pittsburgh Still Life

I walked down the Three Rivers Heritage Trail as far as the West End Bridge.

West End Bridge and Fountain at the Point

Then I turned around and traced my steps backwards.


I enjoyed watching the little birds

Small Bird

as well as the big bird.

Crew around the Duck

There was lots of  activity around the Point.

Fountain at the Point

I took more pictures of the Rubber Duck as I went back across the bridge.

Yellow Duck

Perspective makes a huge difference.

Duck and Friends

Incline, Duck, Point

I took a second look at the Duck on my return to Point State Park.

Duck Portrait

And added another photo for my collection.

Duck over my shoulder

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.

End of the Rainbow

Straight through Point State Park, you can see the Rubber Duck through the trees.

Peek a Boo Duck

About miriamtroxler

Miriam Troxler resides in Beaver, Pa, where she runs a private music studio. After graduation from Chatham University, she toured in Europe with the Continental Singers Orchestra as principal cellist. A long time member of Greenville Symphony Orchestra, she is also the founder and musical director of CelloBrationS. Miriam enjoys composing and arranging with several published pieces to date.
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2 Responses to Just Ducky 5k

  1. cute idea…lots of photos…kudos on the 5k. 🙂

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