The Little Mermaid statue, a tribute to Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale character, has come to be one of Copenhagen’s major tourist attractions. It recently spent a short stint in Shanghai at the Danish Pavilion for Expo 2010 and has decorated the shores of the Danish harbor since it was completed in 1913. While smaller than you might expect, she does have a certain charm. I visited her recently on a cold and frozen day where I captured this photo. I could not help but feel that the ice brought the little mermaid to life as she sat upon the rocks looking longingly at the water’s depths, unable to leap off her perch and blocked from returning beneath the waves by the sheet of thick ice covering the harbor.
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