Of course you’ve heard of The Little Mermaid from the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen. I didn’t realize it was published as long ago as 1837. Now, thanks to Disney, her story is everywhere.
When we were in Copenhagen, one of our stops was to see the statue of Andersen’s mermaid. I did my best to get a photo with no people on her, but it was impossible.
There were throngs of people at the site and the minute someone scrambled off the statue, someone else climbed on.
Later in the day we took a canal cruise (highly recommended!) and saw her from the back. I think this will give you an idea of what we were dealing with:
The sculptor was Edward Eriksen and the statue was unveiled on August 23, 1913. Eriksen’s wife, Eline Eriksen, was the model.
Great weekend, everyone!