Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mermaids: Here and in Copenhagen

Doug's first-ever limited edition collectible statue is scheduled for delivery this month; contact CS Moore Studio Ltd. for information on ordering the 1/8 scale statue, which will include a Certificate of Authenticity signed by both Doug and sculptor Clayburn Moore.

A tour of Copenhagen isn't complete without a stop at the city's most famous landmark - The Little Mermaid, inspired by the ballet version of The Little Mermaid, which in turn was based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale about a mermaid who falls in love with a prince.

The final bronze cast was placed at the end of the harbour promenade in 1913, but after several acts of vandalism and pranks - in 1961 her hair was painted red and in 1964 her head was cut off, she was moved further off the shore.

The first stop on our 19-day fall vacation was Copenhagen and we were quite surprised to see how small The Little Mermaid really was; some tourists made their way down the steep rocks to get a closer look, but Doug was satisfied to see her from a distance.

River and canal cruises offer great views and our one-hour canal/harbour cruise in Copenhagen was fantastic. Although we'd seen the small famous statue earlier in the day from land, it was still interesting to see her from the tour boat.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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