Rubber duck travels the world!

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has created this giant Rubber Duck that is five storeys high and five storeys wide , and it has been popping up in various cities around the world since 2007.

What makes this project so unique is, as the artist says in his own words:

The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate (against) people and doesn’t have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!

The Duck’s purpose is simply to bring a smile to people’s faces. I think it’s awesome creation! I feel so lucky to have seen this happy duck with my own eyes here in Sydney 🙂

I hope you get to see him one day too 😉

Check out the travels of Hofman’s giant inflatable rubber duck below:

Osaka, Japan – 2009

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Saint-Nazaire, France – 2007

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Auckland, New Zealand – 2011

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Elst, The Netherlands – 2009

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Sau Paulo, Brazil – 2008

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 2007/8

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Nuremberg, German – 2008

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands – 2008

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands – 2008

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Hasselt, Belgium – 2009

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Sydney, Australia 2013

me and the cute duck

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Have a beautiful day and don’t forget to smile! Life is beautiful! 🙂

My Blog’s 1st Birthday!!!

It’s a special day today. It’s meritmerit.wordpress.com’s 1st birthday! 🙂 My blog has gone through different stages, changed and grown, but it’s still here. It’s part of my life now. Writing this blog has become one of my favourite hobbies and I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I love writing it.

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Here are some first year statistics:
220 blog posts
Blog was viewed 70,641 times
The busiest day of the year was November 5th with 3,623 views
110 comments were made
10 most viewed posts were:
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Viewers were from 118 different countries. Mostly from (surprise-surprise!) Estonia! 🙂
Followers: 156 on Facebook and 21 on Bloglovin’
Big hugs to all my readers and thank you all for your love and support.  I hope we will be celebrating 2nd birthday next year 😉
Have a beautiful day!
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An early birthday present

Very-very soon my big birthday is coming up. I already received first birthday present from my mum, a shopping spree! Lucky me! 🙂 Here’s what I got.

4 tops, charcoal grey shorts, flip-flops and a beautiful necklace. I have been looking for a necklace like this for a while now. I can’t believe I finally found exactly what I was looking for. By the way there are still huge sales everyvhere. Love it! 🙂

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Thank you mum, you are the best! Hugs and kisses! 😉