It was a perfect day to explore Copenhagen in Denmark and visit its symbol – the Little Mermaid statue! The sun was shining bright and had spread a crimson glow all over to melt one’s heart and infuse life within.
Reaching the Little Mermaid statue
We took a Red Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus and Boat tour which was valid for 48 hours. I loved this tour because of its convenience and ease of seeing the things that interested us the most. After boarding the bus, we chose to get down near the Little Mermaid statue.
Tip: Book this tour in advance to avoid a last-minute rush. You can discover the city’s must-see attractions at your own pace. Bonus – a one-hour boat trip which was totally worth it. We enjoyed riding the open-air double-decker sightseeing bus and enjoyed the digitally recorded commentary.
Little Mermaid – a fairy tale character
This photograph represents the statue of Little Mermaid, a fairy tale character created by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue is one of the most photographed statues in the world. It celebrated her 100th birthday on August 23, 2013. It has become a symbol of Copenhagen just like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or Big Ben in London. Today, almost all of us know the Little Mermaid from the Disney movie, though the original story lacks the happy ending of the animated film.
The statue of Little Mermaid, a fairy tale character created by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. #Travel #Sculpture #Copenhagen Click To Tweet
The bronze statue of the little mermaid
The bronze statue of the Little Mermaid is perched on a rock in the water near the Copenhagen’s harbor. The Little Mermaid was a gift from Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen. The blue water, clear sky, and the soothing weather were complimenting each other that day.
The story of the little mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen
This world-renowned saga is about a mermaid who saves the life of a prince and falls in love with him. She wanted to marry the prince and achieve an eternal human soul. She lost her tail, aquatic life and her enchanting voice in exchange of two beautiful legs from a sea witch. She met the prince and eventually became the spectator of the prince’s marriage speechlessly. The grief stricken mermaid came back to the ocean and became foam.
This world renowned saga is about a mermaid who saves the life of a prince and falls in love with him Click To Tweet
An alternative way to see the colorful Copenhagen
If you want to see Copenhagen as Danes do, then just grab a bike and hit the road. See the Little Mermaid Statue and explore the highlights of Copenhagen throughout the course of a leisurely and enjoyable bike ride. Book the tour and enjoy this colorful city. Also, if you are wondering where to stay in Copenhagen, then there are many good neighborhoods, hostels, hotels, and Airbnbs to choose from.
At that time I was going through one of the biggest traumas of my life and yet I enjoyed that day. I felt like saying, “oh life, I have embraced all your happy and sad moments, I am living with them, and now you embrace me” and surprisingly it did. Traveling not only enriches ourselves with different information but also lifts up the small cage from our mind where we confide ourselves and opens a new window to see and hence realize that some person somewhere might be going through the same trauma like me or worse. It is really wise to live in the present and enjoy as much as one can. Life is short anyway!
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Sometimes I wonder, are these lovely fairy tales the only created illusions or perhaps our life, our expectations, love, happy and sad moments are all illusions as well? At the end of the journey, we will leave behind all our emotions, love and feelings, so why we bother about them so much now? Can keeping ourselves detached from earthly possessions and feelings, minimize our sufferings? —- I am yet to find an answer.
Sometimes I wonder, are these lovely fairy tales the only created illusions or perhaps our life, our expectations, love, happy and sad moments are all illusions as well? #Travel #wanderer Click To Tweet
I would really like to thank my husband Siddhartha, for arranging such a wonderful trip for me and making me realize, whatever happens, good or bad there is only one truth “Life goes on” ……..Let me keep this dotted line unfinished. These dots represent memory and epiphany which no tide could ever wash away. Perhaps the secret lies in accepting life’s own intent, one that scripts our fate with its desires, fatality and unpredictability, with the possibility of human agency always present.Perhaps the secret lies in accepting life's own intent, one that scripts our fate with its desires, fatality and unpredictability, with the possibility of human agency always present. #Travel Click To Tweet
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João Gabriel Cordeiro Filho
Hello, my Dear Chirasree!!
Once in Life, Always alive!! No matter if you are an agnostic, or a scientist, or a religious person, you can forever see beauty in the little details of things!!!! Indeed, how generous was the Creator of it all, to made them so plenty of richesses, so that we can only find the things essence and meaning if we can justly appreciate their detailing parts!!…
Nice to know about little mermaid
Nice to know about little mermaid
Thanks Niladri 🙂 Any knowledge is always wonderful. Isn't it?
Nice pictures & description.
Happy welcome Vinnie!
What a wonderful set of pictures. I so much enjoy your travels on this blog. I love the Little Mermaid statue!
Thanks a lot Keith, for the inspiration!
The Little Mermaid must have been singing ages after ages "Sakhi bhalobasa kare koy, se ki kebali jatonamay?".There are so many instances where Love not only tormented the true lovers,it also ended their lives with great tragedies.Think about our dearest poet's 'Choto Bouthan'what a tragic end she suffered for her love. But, love is love, a lover never stops thinking it's any fatal consequence.
Thanks alot Pradip, for ur amazing comment!
Plowing Through Life (Martha)
What a nice post! And what a beautiful place to take photographs in. I had no idea that there was a Little Mermaid statue in Denmark. But it's not surprising, of course.
Yes, life certainly does go on…
Hey Martha, Loved your encouraging words…heartfelt thanks