Davao’s Little Mermaid

Davao's Little Mermaid © Jojie Alcantara 2008

Davao’s Little Mermaid © Jojie Alcantara 2008

 

The original statue of the Little Mermaid sits on a rock in the harbor of Copenhagen in Langelinie. The small statue (only 1.25 metres high and weighs around 175 kg) is a major icon and tourist attraction in Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital and largest city, and was unveiled in 1913.

Replica of Litte Mermaid, Baywalk  © Jojie Alcantara

Replica of Litte Mermaid, Baywalk © Jojie Alcantara

But this exact replica can be found in Baywalk of Times Beach, Matina. It is a faithful reproduction complete with its rock by the sea near the jetty. A nearby carved sign for the tourists explains: “…it is considered a national treasure by the Danish people. You can even have your picture be taken with the Little Mermaid in the background and show to your friends telling them you were in Copenhagen last summer.”

Replica of Litte Mermaid, Baywalk © Jojie Alcantara

Replica of Litte Mermaid, Baywalk © Jojie Alcantara

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About Jojie Alcantara

JOJIE ALCANTARA is a Filipina writer (proud Dabawenya), photographer and artist who leads a double life. One is a stay-at-home, insomniac cartoonist and painter. The other self is a solo traveler exploring images of humanity and nature. In between catnaps she blogs, watches horror movies at midnight, hosts TV specials, and captures funny signs. How she juggles her time remains to be a mystery. http://about.me/jojiealcantara