The Big Duck


Here's Sara at the Big Duck, which is on Suffolk County land on Route 24. The Big Duck is right near the entrance to Sears-Bellows County Park, which is where we spent the long weekend camping.

Few people realize that although this thing looks like just a silly giant duck, it has historical significance in the realm of architecture. "Big Duck Architecture" refers to representational design. The Big Duck used to house a small store where people could buy ducks, eggs, etc. So when you visit the Lipstick Building in midtown Manhattan, know that the architectural movement that gave rise to it started with the Big Duck.