Photographer's Note

We arrived at the exclusive Peabody Hotel early to get a spot along with dozens of others. We watched while they set up the barriers and rolled out the red carpet. We waited in anticipation as the bellboys took the elevator up to fetch the penthouse residents and waited with baited breath. Finally, the elevators opened up and out they came... the famous Peabody ducks. They strut forward purposely and jumped into the marble fountain in the lobby where they would spend their day before returning -- again via red carpet -- to their penthouse suite in the evening.

Ok you can be forgiven for not knowing anything about these ducks because I never heard of them either before I started looking up travel information on Memphis. But this unique tradition dates back over 70 years. Some more trivia: Some scenes in the Tom Cruise movie The Firm were shot at the Peabody Hotel.

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Additional Photos by Mike Chachich (mdchachi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 470 W: 14 N: 193] (1612)
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