Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hong Kong Rubber Duck

Click here for Hong Kong Rubber Duck Video!

A fun project from a Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman. This information is taken from his website:

Rubber Duck
Hong Kong 2013
14 x 15 x 16,5 meters

The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate 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 a soft, friendly and suitable for all ages.

The work has traversed global waters since 2007 and could be seen in St. Nazaire (FR), Sao Paolo (BR), Auckland (NZ), Hasselt (BE), Osaka and Hiroshima (JP), Sydney (AUS), Nürnberg (DE), Amsterdam (NL) and more places.

Hong Kong (16,5m)
Sydney (15m)
Osaka (10m)
Hasselt (12m)
St. Nazaire (26m)
Auckland (12m)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

RAPSody in Yellow

This time of the year the fields around Bern turn yellow. It is the turnip flower in full blossom. Here in Switzerland it is called "raps", or in dutch it is "koolzaad". Beautiful yellow color, I just wish I could have taken pictures with blue skies. Well, not this weekend, but I might be lucky in a few days. Should be sunny on Tuesday. But maybe the farmers think Tuesday is a good day for harvest.....

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Garage Sale

Having a Garage Sale is not as common in Wabern as it is in the USA, but Saturday May 4th was the 3rd anual organized Quartier Flomarkt & Garage Sale in our neighbourhood. Weather wasn't as nice as we had hoped it would be, but we did sell quite an amount of smaller items. Just wish we could do this more often.......