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PHOTO: Famous Little Mermaid Statue in Copenhagen, Denmark

The famous Little Mermaid statue in the harbor in Copenhagen, Denmark

Like the Belgian capital of Brussels, with it’s iconic Mannekin Piss statue, Copenhagen is perhaps most associated with its Little Mermaid sculpture. The demure bronze girl, which sits atop a boulder along the city’s Langelinie promenade, was created by Danish sculptor Edvard Eriksen as a tribute to Hans Christian Andersen. The Danish author wrote a number of popular children’s fairy tales, including The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, and The Little Mermaid. The story of the Little Mermaid revolves around a mermaid who is willing to give up her idyllic...

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