Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Little Mermaid (In front of the big pumping station)

A photo from January... seems like an appropriate image for the Copenhagen Climate Summit...

10 comments:

H said...

Is this taken in Vancouver?

Anonymous said...

No, this is the Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, Denmark. Very good shot, Dave. Excellent lighting.

Maddie Grigg said...

Good gracious, that's incredible. And so poignant.

Gilder said...

There is a very similar thing in Vancouver though. It's next to (or perhaps inside) Stanley Park.

Dave Gorman said...

The statue in Vancouver is (according to wikipedia) actually a statue of a female diver. It's called Girl in a Wetsuit and is by Elek Imredy.

The Vancouver authorities weren't able to get permission for a reproduction of the Copenhagen statue and so went with a modern version instead.

I've seen a picture of the Vancouver statue. It's quite different. She's wearing a wetsuit for a start - including flippers - and has a facemask propped up on her forehead.

Anonymous said...

Great shot Dave. I don't know if it was just me but didn't you find the statue a bit of a disappointment?
Simon D

Dave Gorman said...

@Simon D: it wasn't just you. I suspect the vast majority of tourists who traipse their way to it are disappointed when they get there. (cf Mona Lisa)

kyle said...

We may get to see if she can swim yet!

Len_The_Yorkshire_Kit_Man said...

Great photo.

Put me down as someone else who was disappointed. It didn't help that we were walking round for ages trying to find the damn thing.

Anonymous said...

maybe she being so disappointing is the reason why people keep cutting her head off all of the time...