Part III Scandinavian Serenity
Chapter 16 Danish Delights
I changed money, bought postcards and had a three-dollar hamburger. I found the 1913 bronze rendition of Hans Christian Anderson’s Little Mermaid where it was anchored to a rock alongside the Langelinie Promenade. The model for the figure had been the Copenhagen prima ballerina Ellen Price who danced the part of the mermaid in a ballet at the turn of the century. A vandal sawed the head off one night in 1964 – but the molds had been preserved and she was given a new head. I watched as a group of Japanese tourists filmed themselves with cameras and camcorders as they clutched her body. The bare breasted mermaid sat slightly hunched on a rock, looking out to the harbour, seemingly indifferent to all the fondling by tourists. She had a sad vacant look that seemed to say, “Leave me alone.”
“The Little Mermaid” – from Hans Christian Anderson’s novel of the same name.
(This is a low-resolution photo from my old website for the book – I’ll replace this photo with a high-resolution one when I find the original Kodachrome slide! 🙂 )
Capturing a loving couple in Copenhagen.
On of my favorite subjects as a photographer – taking photos of LOVING COUPLES, posed or not!
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The Fisher Woman statue, erected in 1940 – commemorates fishermen’s wives who sold fish here in Copenhagen.
View of Copenhagen from the Round Tower – built in 1642.
Loving couple in the early evening in Amalienborg Palace Square, Copenhagen.
Melawend and I find welcome at the home of the aunt and uncle of a Danish penfriend in Denmark.
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