The Suffering of the Little Mermaid
Statues have always been a huge part of the world’s culture. Some pieces have achieved great popularity that they’ve become icons in their own right. Consider the Statue of Liberty (New York), Christ the Redeemer ( Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Great Sphinx (Gaza, Egypt) and many others. They’re become more than pieces of art but cultural landmarks that generations have appreciated and treasured throughout the years.
Not all sculptures, however, are what they appear to be. Some have entirely deep stories that explain their mysterious appearance such as in this list we got from Brightside. In this series, we are going to share some of these famous statues. In this article we are going to talk about “The Little Mermaid’” . It was created in 1913 and located in Denmark.
The Mermaid statue in Copenhagen is a favorite target for vandalism. The sculpture was beheaded twice — once in 1964, and the second time in 1998. In 1984, vandals cut off its right arm. In 2006, the poor mermaid was found splattered all over with green paint. Later, the town government decided to move the statue further into the harbor to prevent any more vandalism.
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