Little Mermaid Comes to Han River

      October 25, 2016 11:31

      A replica of Copenhagen's landmark Little Mermaid sculpture has been set up in the Han River in Seoul.

      It was unveiled at a waterside park in Yeouido on Monday by Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, and Copenhagen Mayor Frank Jensen.

      The replica sculpture was made by the workshop of sculptor Edvard Eriksen, which holds the copyright. It represents a character from the fairy tale of the same name by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.

      Measuring 150 cm and weighing 150 kg, the bronze statue is only about 80 percent of the size of the original in Copenhagen.

      The two capitals agreed in 2014 to swap symbolic statues. On Oct. 10, a small sculpture with an image of Seoul's Gwanghwamun Gate was set up at City Hall in Copenhagen.

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