Friday, 15 June 2012

The Little Mermaid and other statues in Copenhagen

The statue of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen is one of the main attractions of the capital of Denmark. It displays a character out of a fairy tale from Hans Christian Andersen. It is about a mermaid that fell in love with a Prince and gave away her tongue to a witch in return of legs. She couldn’t talk to the prince and he married someone else. After trying to kill herself in the waves of the sea, she stayed alive but invisible for humans. In this state she had to do good things for a period of 30 years. A little further, I am posing with a big mermaid. They seem to love women statues with naked breasts here in Copenhagen, because you find these all over the city. We added some Copenhagen pictures of fountains and statues to this article.

Het standbeeld van de Kleine Zeemeermin in Kopenhagen is één van de meest populaire bezienswaardigheden van de hoofdstad van Denemarken. De Kleine Zeemeermin komt uit een sprookje van Hans Christian Andersen. Ze werd verliefd op een prins en gaf haar tong aan een zeeheks in ruil voor benen. Hierdoor kon ze niet met haar prins communiceren en hij trouwde met iemand anders. Ze probeerde zelfmoord te plegen in het schuim van de golven, maar bleef leven, alhoewel onzichtbaar voor mensen. In deze staat moest ze 30 jaar goede daden verrichten om te kunnen sterven. Een beetje verder op de kade, poseerde ik met een grote zeemeermin. Ze houden wel van vrouwen met naakte borsten hier in Kopenhagen, want je vindt deze beelden overal in de stad. We hebben enkele foto’s van fonteinen en standbeelden aan dit blogartikel toegevoegd.. 
 
Little Mermaid Copenhagen

Little Mermaid Copenhagen

Big Mermaid Copenhagen

Statues Copenhagen

Statues Copenhagen

Statues Copenhagen

Statues Copenhagen

Statues Copenhagen

Statues Copenhagen

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18 comments:

  1. Een prachtige serie in mooie composities!
    Groetjes en een fijn weekend, Mirthe

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  2. Yes, the large mermaid is a big girl !!!
    I have a little bronze mermaid beside my own garden pool.

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  3. Helemaal anders dan anders, Filip, je logje ! Even mooi !
    Lie(f)s.

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  4. Lots of their art seems to be based on the sea. Wonder why that is? Maybe they have a big pot.

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  5. Very interesting and diverse statues. I remember as a child reading that fairy tale in an antique encyclopedia. Just remembered it when i read your story.

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  6. cool presenattion of different stone-art from copenhagen! happy weekend to u:-))

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  7. the first one looks so sad. but i LIKE that sea serpent!

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  8. nice shots



    Have a GREAT Weekend!

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  9. The cloudy day lends a moody ambiance to your photos Filip.

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  10. I like to read the story of a mermaid.

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  11. This city is magnificent, we visited there in 2010.The little mermaid is just adorable!
    Leia

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  12. Great statues and breasts. The mermaid has had a few vandal attacks with paint I believe.

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  13. Coucou!!! merci pour le partage!! je ne connais pas du tout cette ville mais je rêve d'y aller un jour!J'aime+++++ bisoussssss

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  14. very nice .... why denmark have lots of these statues?

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  15. Lovely statues...I love that fountain!

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  16. Wonderful statues! I love the sea serpent.

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  17. I did not know that story behind the mermaid. Very interesting! I see you also like traveling the world and taking pictures with statues. :)

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  18. The little Mermaid is my favorite - so pretty! Christa

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