Mother-Duck Quack at Novodevichy Park

Mother-Duck Quack at Novodevichy Park
«Mother-Duck Quack at Novodevichy Park»

The sculpture of a cute bronze duck quaking near the pond of Novodevichy park is a fragment of the unusual monument created by sculptor Nancy Schön. The monument is based on the illustration of the popular children's story from 1941 “Give Way to Ducklings!” by Robert McCloskey, when a bronze mother-duck takes eight ducklings (you don't see them on the picture as they follow her) to the pond. The original monument is located in the Boston Park and this is a copy that was brought to Russia by the first lady of the USA Barbara Bush in 1991 as a gift to soviet children. It was decided to place this group of statues in a green park with a pondlet. Ever since, the bronze ducks have become the Moscow's sightseeing attraction at the beautiful park near Novodevichy convent - one of the most famous Moscow landmarks.

Photo #023 taken on June 20, 2013 walking in the Novodevichy park with my Dear clients from Australia, Ian & Angela Hayles.

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