The Little Mermaid Statue, Copenhagen
The Little Mermaid Statue (The little lady of the sea statue). Based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, it is a Copenhagen icon, one of the symbols of the city, and one of Denmark's biggest tourist attractions. The sculpture was put up in site in 1913. It is one of the most photographed statues in the world.
Ellen Price, the primaballerina of the ballet "The Little Mermaid", and Eline Eriksen modeled for sculptor Edvard Eriksen (1876-1959) to created the bronze statue. It is visited by thousands of tourists each year (75% of all tourists visiting Copenhagen go to see The Little Mermaid). There are several copies around the world.
It has suffered several vandalism attacks.
She is as important for Copenhagen as the Statue of Liberty for New York and pyramids for Egypt... Many tourists from all around the Globe arrive to Denmark because they want to meet the most famous danish women. 
- The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen. Den lille Havfrue (The little lady of the sea).