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Best of 2005

(January 1st - December 31st, 2005)

Peter Nyfeler


Hans Nyberg †

The Little Mermaid Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

September 6, 2005

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© 2005 Hans Nyberg, All Rights Reserved.

Hans Christian Andersen's story The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) is one of his best known stories.

The sculpture of the Little Mermaid at the entrance to the harbour in Copenhagen was made by Edvard Eriksen, a sculptor who was not known at all when he made the sculpture. The brewer Carl Jacobsen (Carlsberg) had together with Eriksen got the idea of donating a monument to Copenhagen as a tribute to the Royal Ballet . Eriksen was inspired by seeing solo dancer Ellen Price at the Royal Theatre in the ballet based on The Little Mermaid. Some people say that Ellen Price was the model Eriksen used for the sculpture but the truth is that it was his wife.

The sculpture was set up at Langelinie August 23rd, 1913.

Today it has become a sort of symbol for Copenhagen and Denmark, and it is visited by more than a million each year. Probably the most photographed place in Denmark, because everyone wants a picture of The Little Mermaid, alone or with themself in front.

The panorama was made for the site Arounder - Copenhagen

Canon 20D - Nikkor 10.5mm - PTMac - CubicConverter

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