Monday, July 6, 2009

We Love the Hasselt Duck

One day a huge blow-up yellow duck appeared in Hasselt harbour and immediately caught people's attention, so much so that it is staying longer in Hasselt than originally planned. The "badeend" (bath duck) was conceived by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman and promotes "Zoom-OUT", a project that will bring various art projects to open spaces in Limburg 2010-2011.

Here is a photo of myself and my sons in front of the duck.

So popular is the duck that there is even a Facebook group I love de eend van Hasselt with currently, 4,501 members!

When the duck leaves Hasselt on 17 July, it will tour Limburg:
17 - 22 July in Kolenhaven Genk
24 - 30 July in De Blauwe Kei in Lommel
31 July - 6 August - Neerpelt
7 - 13 August on the island in Neeroeteren
14 - 20 August in Maasmechelen Village
21 - 27 August Oud-Rekem
28 - 31 August in de Kolenhaven Beringen.

More info: Het Belang van Limburg

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