the little mermaid copenhagen

It seems every time I go to Copenhagen, I end up at the statue of The Little Mermaid. There isn’t much there and the tiny statue surprises most people on their first visit. The statue itself is a replica of the real thing which is hidden at an undisclosed location but it’s emergence as a political symbol is interesting. It’s been vandalized many times, probably because it’s so close to the edge of the water. Typically the vandalism is in correlation to some political statement and the Danish government has talked about moving it out further into the harbor, although it doesn’t seem likely to happen in the near future.

You’ll find large crowds at the statue during the warmer months but there wasn’t anyone around when The Little Mermaid was found chilling in ice. I hope she’s warmer now. You can see my entire album from Copenhagen last month or enjoy a few danishes in Denmark.

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