I visited The Big Duck
yesterday. It's my favorite attraction on Long Island. It's a building in the shape of a duck.
The Duck has an interesting history. It was built a century ago by a duck-farmer to promote his business. Later it was bought by the government and is now operated by the State Park Department. Inside the Duck is a gift-shop with cute offerings.
The kitsch of the Duck attracts tourists and makes everyone smile. One interesting feature is that the eyes of the Duck are made from the headlights of a Model T Ford automobile.
Nice Duck! But really, your bike steals the show!ReplyDelete
That's darling!!! We don't have any giant birds around these parts, but at one of the beaches here you'll find a large peach (fruit) shaped structure that operates as a small concession stand in the summer and which is one of our town's best know symbols.ReplyDelete
Have a fantastic weekend, Ally!
Great shot with the bike. We have big everything over here. The big merino is close by and is a very well endowed ram! Much commented on :-)ReplyDelete
I love it! Weird unknown places like this are just too fun! (I try to hunt them down!)ReplyDelete
Sexy bike. Oh...and a big duck. LOLReplyDelete
That's on my list of attractions to see when we hit the road!ReplyDelete
That is pretty cool, we really need to start going for more random drives. It has been agesReplyDelete
I heard the giant rubber duck is going to be in Philly!ReplyDelete
Cool piece of architecture!ReplyDelete
What a fun building! I think I would love to make an outfit shooting in front of it if I would ever go to Long Island :)ReplyDelete
And by the way, you are of course always welcome for vegan dinner if ever you are in Germany ;)
Have a great week!
One of the greatest things about Long Island <3 :)ReplyDelete
That is the cutest thing ever!! I love that it has a gift shop inside! xxReplyDelete
Thrive on Novelty
And the shopkeepers are always the friendliest.Delete
Wow, I've never seen this or been to the Big Duck. Thanks for sharing. I would love to see it some day, and go to the gift shop. <3ReplyDelete
I love this sort of thing! Roadside attractions like that always get me to stop :)ReplyDelete
aw, how cute is that! love it.ReplyDelete
I'd never heard of this… its solo cute and I like the story about the headlights. I thought it was a monument and was amazed to read its a building.ReplyDelete
Clever farmer and clever government for not destroying it but for rather putting it to good use ... LOVE your bike in front of it!ReplyDelete