Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Duck Dabblers

The Open Eye Gallery displays photography on the Liverpool Waterfront but when passing by last year, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted giant ducks in the entrance hall and of course I had to have a closer look.  There were a couple of people busy painting what I suppose you could only float in a giant bath.  They were intended for a Duck Trail across the city and themed on the history and sights of Liverpool.  As can be guessed from the horsey eyes this one is the Aintree Race Course, and the jockey silks are on its chest 
Taking a break to have a chat with his companion who is painting one on a more nautical theme
The eyes show a ship's captain and even little ducks get a look in.  The Duck Trail was part of the Cunard Liners 175th Birthday Celebrations which took place last year so I imagine this one would not move far from here to waddle by the liner terminal or perhaps outside the old Cunard Bulding.
This one with a parrot was a bit of an enigma as my first thought was, pirate, but then it has three stripes and a collar and tie.  A browse around the internet found it as Airport Duck and it will eventually have an airstrip tongue and wide open eyes (the latter a must for any airline pilot I hope).  The two ducks in the background are still waiting for their makeover.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at D here
   

10 comments:

photowannabe said...

These are so cute. Very clever and such a variety of colors and themes.

Melody Steenkamp said...

oh how cute they all are.... would like to have one in my garden


Have a nice abc-day / - week
♫ M e l o d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Leslie: said...

What a fun thing to see! I'll be heading to Liverpool for a few days this summer. Was there once but not for long enough except to know I wanted to return and see more.

Leslie
abcw team

carol l mckenna said...

Fun and colorful shots! Great post for 'D"

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

EG CameraGirl said...

Cute duckies! I love the whimsy!

Hildred said...

Great post, - love the ducks. What fun to be the artist....

uberrhund said...

Everything about this post is just Ducky!

Roger Owen Green said...

WHAT? A duck, yes, but with horse eyes?

ROG, ABCW

DEE DEE said...

Cute pictures

Gattina said...

That must have been a lot of fun ! I liked Liverpool very much, we stayed there for two days when we did a round trip around the whole UK !