Wednesday, 10 October 2012

M is for...


The mermaid in Copenhagen harbour to be exact! When I was in Denmark in July of 2011, the statue of the mermaid was really the only thing I wanted to see. Everything else would be good, but the mermaid was top of the list. Despite the heavy rain of that day, me and two colleagues made our way towards the harbour, by bus and on foot. By the time we arrived at the harbour, the rain had almost let up and when I got my first glance of the mermaid it was dry. The sun even came out for a minute!

I had been told in advance that the mermaid wasn't very big and I must admit, I expected something the size of 'Manneken Pis' in Brussels, but I was happily surprised when it was a good deal bigger than that. The mermaid is sculpted by Edvard Eriksen and his wife Eline was the model. And before you ask: yes, the statue is based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen!

This is the letter M for ABC Wednesday. Why not join?


  1. It is so beautiful. I think one day I should try sketching this.

  2. I was in Copenhagen years ago- it's beautiful! Thanks for bringing up some good Memories!

  3. were you lured into the sea by her?
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. Very good choice for M! I have seen lille havfruen several times. It is so great and she is watching the sea as if she is longing to go back to her relatives in the deep blue sea!Thanks for the extra information. Have a great day!
    Wil, ABC Team.

  5. If I ever visit Copenhagen, the mermaid will be at the top of my list too. :)

  6. Wonderful photo ~ love the mermaid ~ used to have a painting (print) of her ~ (A Creative Harbor)


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