LITTLE MERMAID CELEBRATION – BODYPAINTING
SYDNEY, TOKYO, BEIJING, DELHI, ROME, PARIS, LONDON,
STOCKHOLM, OSLO, SYDNEY, AMSTERDAM, HAMBORG, COPENHAGEN
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To celebrate The Little Mermaid’s 100thÂ birthday the mermaid from Denmark visits other famous places in the world.
Bodypainted mermaids visit Beijing’s famous Qianmen Street, Sydney’s Opera House and are being bodypainted in New Delhi, India.Â Also in Copenhagen the celebrations have started and many tourists visit The Little Mermaid to wish her “Happy Birthday”.
1.BODYPAINT MERMAID ROME
2.BODYPAINT MERMAID INDIA
3.BODYPAINT MERMAID SWEDEN
4.TOURIST IN DK “Happy Birthday little mermaid”
5.MERMAID IN DK LANGELINJE
6.MERMAID IN FRONT OF EIFFEL TOWER,PARIS
7.MERMAID IN FRONT OF COLOSSEUM, ROME
8.MERMAID IN OSLO
9.MERMAID IN STOCKHOLM SWEDEN
10.SPEAK JAN OLSEN. MAN.DIR. VISITDENMARK:”There is a lot of people and it is very early in the morning and I think that reflects how popular The Little mermaid is. look how many here is already to celebrate her birthday.
klip Â It is because The Little Mermaid is an icon for Copenhagen and Dennark, And she is so well known around the world, that people are interested i celebrating her birthday.
11.MERMAID IN FRONT OF OPERA HOUSE, SYDNEY
12. MERMAID IN BEIJING, CHINA
13.MERMAID SAILING IN THE CHANNELS OF AMSTERSAM, NETHERLANDS
14. NETHERLANDS MERMAID MADDY JANSSEN: “When i was young I won a school contest as the mermaid, which inspired me to be a singer and actor, she have inspired me alot”
15.MERMAID IN PARIS SINGING AT A RESTAURANT
16.MERMAID IN FRONT MT.FUJI – JAPAN
17.MERMAID IN FRONT OF THE BIG WHEEL – LONDON
18.HAPPY BIRTHDAY MERMAID FROM HAMBORG
19.HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON JAPANSE
The Little Mermaid turns 100 yearsÂ
The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen turns 100 years. To celebrate the centennial, bodypainted mermaids will ‘invade’Â cities world-wide: Shanghai, Beijing, Delhi, Sydney, Tokyo, New York, London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Oslo and Stockholm,Â bringing Hans Christian Andersenâ€™s Little Mermaid fairy-tale to life worldwide.
Denmark is the homeÂ of the Little Mermaid statue, the embodiment of The Little Mermaid fairy-tale by Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. Just as the Statue of Liberty is the symbol of New York and the US, the Little Mermaid statue has become the symbol of Denmark and the Danish capital, Copenhagen.
To celebrate the centennial of the statue, bodypainted mermaids will appear in cities around the world on 23 August 2013. They will be clad in seashell bikini tops and fish tails and perched on artificial rocks.
Fast facts â€“ the Little Mermaid
The embodiment of Hans Christian Andersenâ€™s tragic fairy-tale, the heartbroken Little Mermaid statue sits on her stone by the Copenhagen harbour, yearning for the prince of her dreams. A tiny bronze statue, just 125cm (49 inches) tall and weighing 175 kg (386 lb.), the Little Mermaid has inspired visitorsÂ for a century with her tale of enduring love. But she has also struck up controversy. Twice beheaded by radical artists (1964 and 1998), the Little Mermaid has also had her arm severed (1984). And an attempt has even been made to blow her up with explosives (2003). In 2010, the Little Mermaid statue travelled to China where she was exhibited in the Danish pavilion at the Shanghai World EXPO.
The Little Mermaid statue which dates from 1913 was originally a gift to the city of Copenhagen donated by brewer Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914), son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries.