The Little Mermaid before Disney

A beautiful statue resides in Copenhagen, Denmark depicting The Little Mermaid. This statue was erected in 1913 to honor Denmark’s crowning author Hans Christian Andersen who wrote The Little Mermaid. She sits on a rock overlooking a lovely stretch of the sea and makes for a pleasant stop on your stroll.

I just read that there are multiple copies of the mermaid statue throughout the world even one in Solvang, California. Sadly, I am also surprised to read that she has been defaced and decapitated numerous times yet always restored to her former glory. She even once wore a Burqa! Who would have thought she would have had such an interesting life?!

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