100 years old

100 years old

The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen

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The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark. http://mermaidsofearth.com/little. The Little Mermaid statue is by far the most famous mermaid statue in the world, and turns 100 years old this month, on August 23, 2013. Included in this video is historical information on the inspiration for this mermaid statue, including the famous story by Hans Christian Andersen, the ballet version of the story with ballerina Ellen Price, the admirer and sponsor Carl Jacobsen who commissioned the statue and gave it to the city of Copenhagen, the sculptor Edvard Eriksen and the model Eline Eriksen, and the copies of the statue around the world. There are half-size, three-quarter-size and full-size copies of the Little Mermaid Statue in Piatra Neamt (Romania), Brasilia (Brazil), Copenhagen (Denmark), Charlotte Amalie (Virgin Islands), Shenzhen (China), Madrid (Spain) and 6 copies in the United States - Greenville (Michigan), Kimballton (Iowa), Glendale (California), Salt Lake City (Utah), Solvang (California) and Greenwich (Connecticut).