Trying to Capture the Little Mermaid

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.

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There were throngs of people at the site and the minute someone scrambled off the statue, someone else climbed on.

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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:

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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!

{carole}

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12 Responses to Trying to Capture the Little Mermaid

  1. anroworld says:

    Great weekend to you too! Yes, making a picture in such a known place is always a challenge, did not you think about “retouch” function in the photoshop for your pictures, you can press the “delete” button! Great shots!

  2. Susan says:

    I didn’t realize how big a tourist attraction that statue was, but I can see why – she’s beautiful, and so poignant.

  3. Oh boy, looks like you’d have to wake up pretty early to beat that crowd!

  4. Caroline says:

    Oh no. I never thought so many people would be near that statue. I want to see it but I think it might be better not in summer. It’s so lovely.

  5. Lovely. The imagery, the descriptions and the tidbits.. All of it!

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