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Me and 'The little Mermaid'
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Me and 'The little Mermaid'
The very famous statue 'The little Mermaid' by Edvard Eriksen. Unveiled on 23 August 1913, 'The Little Mermaid' was a gift from Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen.

The sculpture is made of bronze and granite and was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a young, handsome prince on land. Every morning and evening she swims to the surface from the bottom of the sea and, perched on her rock in the water, she stares longingly towards the shore hoping to catch a glimpse of her beloved prince.

Carl Jacobsen fell in love with the character after watching a ballet performance based on the fairy tale at the Royal Danish Theatre. The brewer was so captivated by both the fairy tale and the ballet that he commissioned the sculptor Edvard Eriksen to create a sculpture of the mermaid. Eriksen's wife, Eline Eriksen, posed for the statue.

The little Mermaid
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The little Mermaid
Some Danish Krones, the official currency of Denmark. Despite been part of the Europe, Denmark does not use the Euro, so I had to change some euros into the local currency.
Danish Krones from Denmark
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Danish Krones from Denmark
At 12 I attended the changing of the guard ceremony in front of the imperial palace. Very nice, but not as flashy as the one in front of Buckingham Palace!

Not many persons attend it, probably because it was raining a bit.

Change of the guard in front of the Copenhagen's imperial palace.
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Change of the guard in front of the Copenhagen's imperial palace.
The harbor with its sailing ships
Copenhagen
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A fountain
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Copenhagen City Hall
The Copenhagen City Hall
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The Copenhagen City Hall
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