carlboygenius

carlboygenius:

This giant inflatable toad looks pretty pleased with himself. But then, if we were a giant toad with our own private lily pad big enough for us to bask on, we’d be pretty pleased with ourselves too.

The 22-meter (72 foot) tall inflated amphibian is currently relaxing on the lake in Yuyuantan Park in downtown Beijing. He’s called the “Toad of Rejuvenation” or the “Golden Toad” and his presence is a traditional Chinese good luck symbol meant to bring “blessings and fortune.”

Meanwhile we’re wondering if the Golden Toad hopes that, if he sits there long enough, Florentijn Hofman’s world-traveling giant inflatable rubber duckie will eventually swim by.

Photos by Chen Boyuan of China.org

[via Neatorama]

stevemccurrystudios

stevemccurrystudios:

RIVERS
Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?” That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.” 

― Hermann HesseSiddhartha