The world famous Little Mermaid statue was sculpted by Danish artist Edvard Eriksen.  While she’s been in this spot in Langelinje Harbor for more than 100 years, she’s had some ups and downs including losing her head three times, being covered in paint multiple times, and being blown off of her rock in 2004. Despite her […]

As I walked along the water toward the Little Mermaid statue in Langelinje Harbor, I came across St. Alban’s Anglican Church.  As pretty as it was up close from the front, it was every bit as striking from a bit of a distance and from the other side after leaving the star-shaped fortress of Kastellet. St. […]

As a gift to the city of Copenhagen and its visitors this summer, a collection of Steinunn Thorarinsdottir’s statues have been placed around the city. Appearing in a variety of places, from Terminal 3 at the Copenhagen Airport to green parks, her collection references spirituality, introspection, and physicality.  

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As if the breathtaking, natural beauty of Powell Gardens wasn’t already enough, this summer included an exhibit that incorporated Lego scenes into the park Dale Chihuly-style.  Artist Sean Kenney used more than 300,000 Lego bricks to create 27 sculptures in 14 scenes set around the gardens. My favorite exhibit was probably the Mallard Duck and Ducklings […]

Each year, the Powell Gardens hosts a Festival of Butterflies that allows visitors to interact with caterpillars and butterflies alike.  While there are 12,00 to 15,000 species of butterflies to admire, I remain partial to the Monarch butterfly.  One of these days, I need to do some of the things on my bucket list, like participating in […]