Starting the festivities in one of Sydney’s celebrated festivals, the Sydney Festival 2013, is the arrival of the giant Rubber Duck on Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour. The 15m high, yellow duck artwork of Florentijn Hofman is this year’s opening salvo to a series of celebrations for this annual festival.
The Rubber Duck, which has gone through numerous rounds across the globe, docking (or I should say ‘duck-ing’) in several waterways in famed cities, such as Osaka, Amsterdam and Auckland among others, worldwide. The famed artwork brings joy and excitement to the people, especially the kids and the young-at heart, around the world.
This year, it’s Sydney’s turn to make way for the giant Rubber Duck. And no fitting place for it, but the ever famous waters of Darling Harbour, a waterfront attraction to most Sydneysiders and overseas visitors, due to its overwhelming smorgasbord of attractions suited for the whole family, the solo traveller and the circle-of-friends.
The Rubber Duck will be stationed at Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour for the whole duration of the celebrations. It will be a reminder that the Sydney Festival 2013 will be a fiesta worth celebrating, as its icon symbolises the child-like fun we all wished for a festival to be!
Sydney Festival 2013 runs until January 27 with exciting and fun-filled daily activities for the whole family. Visit their website for further details on the various activities. However, for those who are overseas, read about selected activities of the festival here in our blog, The Budget Wanderers.