“Make Way for Ducklings,” Moscow, Russia

November 2010 Issue

“Make Way for Ducklings,” Moscow, Russia



Go east, young ducks! September’s photo depicts the sculpture “Make Way for Ducklings” by Nancy Schön, based on the popular children’s book by Robert McCloskey. The copy of the sculpture in the photo is located in Novodevichy Park, Moscow, Russia. It was a gift from Barbara Bush to Raisa Gorbechev for "the children of Moscow” in 1991. The original is in the Boston Public Gardens, one of the settings in the story (and, based on the many, many “Boston” answers ITN received, a favorite US destination for our readers).

Fifty-five correct answers were sent in by the deadline, and ADAM PAUL of Liberty, Maine, won the drawing. We thank Colleen Simon of Villa Park, California, for contributing the photo.
“Make Way for Ducklings,” Moscow, Russia