Here she is: THE LITTLE MERMAID, the character of the homonym story by the danish author Hans Christian Andersen, who became one of the symbols of Copenhagen and a mandatory spot for everyone visiting the city. 🧜🏼♀️🧜🏻♀️🧜🏼♀️
Now I want to tell you a SAD FACT about my visit to this lady:
I was walking to this statue (it is a bit outside the city) and when I was in the area, to be sure I was on the right way, I stopped a little group of adults carrying also a baby and asked them: Sorry, is the Little Mermaid close by? They looked at eachother, with a question mark on their faces and one of the man told me (he had a french accent): We don't know; What is that?? My facial expression did change, and I needed a few seconds to be able to speak again. I asked them: how come you don t know the Little Mermaid? It's the symbol of the city, it's in every postcard, magnet... But they had no clue. I said thank you and kept walking. But then I stopped, it was stronger than me, and I went back to them and told to the man: Sorry, now that you have come this far, you cannot not go to see her. Please.
I don't know if they ever went there.
I had many more things to tell them, but I just avoided. I had the idea they were thinking i was crazy.
But really: Copenhagen is a small city, with only a few sights, and the Little Mermaid is one of them. Everyone in the world knows her come to the city especially for her.
I am still speechless.
Just tell me if you think, like that man, that I m crazy, or if these people should just feel very ashamed! .
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