The Little Mermaid
Teilen
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panorama-Foto von: Flemming V. Larsen EXPERT Fotografiert: 15:16, 19/05/2009 - Views loading...

Advertisement

The Little Mermaid

The World > Europe > Dänemark > Copenhagen

  • gefällt mir / gefällt mir nicht
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Allthough only in life size "The Little Mermaid" is the most famous sculpture of Copenhagen.  It was made by Edvard Erichsen on request by the brewer Carl Jacobsen (Carlsberg). He was very infatueted by the balletdanser Ellen Price, who played the part as the little mermaid in the ballet of the same name. Ellen Price didn't want to show herself naked, though, so the artist used his wife as model. The statue have had it's place at the harbour of Copenhagen since 1912. Like in the fairy tl by H.C. Andersen she sits on her rock and dreaming about the lost childhood in the ocean.
Twice someone have tried to get some attention by sawing off the head of the statue. It have been reconstructed - and to aviod a third time the statue have now been filled with concrete.

comments powered by Disqus

Bilder in der Nähe von Copenhagen

map

A: Littlemermaid

von CHRISTIAN DEL ROSARIO, weniger als 10 Meter entfernt

  Taken around the Little Mermaid Statue in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Little Mermaid statue was a pres...

Littlemermaid

B: Marina in Copenhagen on Langelinie

von MoUzEs-Maciej J. Lorek, 120 Meter entfernt

Marina in Copenhagen on Langelinie

C: Kastellet

von Christian Obel, 200 Meter entfernt

Kastellet

D: The Commander's House at the Citadel (Kastellet)

von Bjarke Andersen, 300 Meter entfernt

"Kastellet", the Citadel, located in the northern part of Copenhagen is one of the best preserved cit...

The Commander's House at the Citadel (Kastellet)

E: The Commanders Quarters at the Citadel

von Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 300 Meter entfernt

The Commanders Quarters, located in the Citadel of Copenhagen. The summer is here, and so are the tou...

The Commanders Quarters at the Citadel

F: The Citadel Church

von Bjarke Andersen, 350 Meter entfernt

"Kastellet", the Citadel, located in the northern part of Copenhagen is one of the best preserved cit...

The Citadel Church

G: Gefion fountain, view from bridge

von MoUzEs-Maciej J. Lorek, 380 Meter entfernt

Gefion fountain, view from bridge

H: Kings Gate 2009 09 24 V1

von Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 380 Meter entfernt

Part of a series of panoramas taken in and around the Citadel (Kastellet) of Copenhagen, Denmark. The...

Kings Gate 2009 09 24 V1

I: The Citadel Church 2009 09 24 V1

von Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 410 Meter entfernt

Part of a series of panoramas in and around the Citadel (Kastellet) of Copenhagen, Denmark. The Citad...

The Citadel Church 2009 09 24 V1

J: The Gefion Fountain in Copenhagen (20100504v1a)

von Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 410 Meter entfernt

The Gefion Fountain is one of the popular tourist attractions of Copenhagen, perhaps because it is cl...

The Gefion Fountain in Copenhagen (20100504v1a)

Das Panorama wurde in Copenhagen, Europe aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

Dieses Panorama mit anderen teilen