Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The least well-known statue in Copenhagen

Underwater in Holmens Canal, between Højbroplads and Christiansborg, is probably the least-known sight in Copenhagen: the statue of Agnete and the Merman. The statue is based on old Danish folklore and illustrates the story of a woman, Agnete, that agrees to go to the bottom of the sea and live with a merman as his wife. The story is perhaps best known for Hans Christian Andersens interpretation from 1834. Off course, it ends badly... -RS