D = Denmark

It wasn’t my intention to use a country as a destination for this Challenge, but since I couldn’t find suitable photos for Disney or Detroit or any other D-city, I had no choice but to improvise.

So it’s off to Denmark we go … or Copenhagen to be exact.


I have featured Copenhagen in previous posts – like this one here.  It’s a beautiful city to visit and easy to explore by bicycle – for those with nerves of steel.


This old city is a visual feast of wonderful statues and fountains that seem to be everywhere.


… but not just any statues.  It has an impressive collection of really odd statues.

Snakes pop up frequently as a common theme.


…. as do strange lizard-like creatures.

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This reptilian horror I’ve featured in a previous post.


There are even statues underwater in the Slotsholm Canal.  Called Agnete and the Merman, it is comprised of a group of bronze sculptures half-hidden in the murky water.

It is considered one of the least-known works of art in Copenhagen.  I’m not surprised.  I spotted it only by accident

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Now that I think of it, perhaps it’s because of their predilection for the weird and wonderful that puts Copenhagen on the list as one of my favourite places to visit.


About Joanne Sisco

Retired but not idle. Life is an adventure - I plan to continue to embrace it.
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64 Responses to D = Denmark

  1. Mrs. P says:

    All of these snake features makes me curious about the Danish mythology and the significance of snakes. And the under water statue…really/! How odd!


  2. treerabold says:

    Those are some disturbing statues….It might be worth visiting just to see how many disturbing statues they have!!


  3. reocochran says:

    Dramatic and dreamy Denmark was a fun post to read, Joanne! 🙂


  4. Abu Amirah says:

    Copenhagen looks fabulous, and those statues are odd in a seemingly adorable way.


  5. Rebekah M says:

    Sadly; all I’ve seen of Denmark is their airport Kastrup. Oh, and the ferry terminal in Frederikshavn for one hour in pouring rain. Nothing adventurous like the Cardinal *grin*. I want, badly, to go to Denmark … not only for Copenhagen … I want to go to Skagen.

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  6. barbedwords says:

    Looks like a fabulous place to visit. A close friend is from Denmark so I always imagine that I’d love the country and all its inhabitants!


  7. Wow. Underwater statues in the canal. That is actually very creative. Thanks for the lovely tour.


  8. Copenhagen, I’ve quite a bit of fun there a few times. The first time I was there without any parents or adults, I had just turned 16 and I was on the run with my friend. We ended up getting arrested after a couple of days and were escorted on to the flight to Oslo by two police officers. 😀


  9. germac4 says:

    I have never been to Copenhagen, but if I get there…I’m going to look out for those statues…some are very strange!


  10. Sue Slaght says:

    I am thinking those in charge of statue design in Copenhagen were perhaps consuming interesting…refreshments? 🙂


  11. RuthsArc says:

    It’s a beautiful city Joanne. Can’s saw I noticed so many of these “unusual” statues as you have here.

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  12. Another place to add to my list of must-sees! I love the sculptures – even the reptiles. Was the under water one a warning about the consequences of global warming?


  13. jan says:

    We were there in June one year – sun didn’t really set and thus people were wandering the streets all “night” singing, drinking and enjoying the long days. Hard to get sleep but a fun town.

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  14. I think your post for D is DEFINITELY DIVINE! Love these pix much better than more pix of a giant mouse anytime! (Though I’m sure yours would be the best pix of a giant mouse ever!)


    • joannesisco says:

      I’m sitting here thinking ‘huh? … giant mouse?’
      It took me a while to clue in 😀
      I must be the only person in the world who wasn’t particularly impressed with Disney. It was a ‘meh’ experience for me which was a disappointment considering I had wanted to go since I was a kid.

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  15. It sounds awesome. They seem to really be into mythology there. I wonder about those statues under the water though. Like maybe someone made them and they decided they were kind of weird looking so they decided to hide them in a fountain so no one could really see all the imperfections.

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  16. Lynn says:

    How interesting Joanne. Statues under water? Would love to have heard the concept at that one!


  17. Jackie Jain says:

    Wow… Very well improvised. Copenhagen seems very beautiful place… And that reptilian figure is really scary.. Haha

    Informative post.. Have a good time.. 🙂


  18. Tippy Gnu says:

    I love those sculptures. So you’re doing the ol’ A-Z challenge, eh? Good luck with that. Maybe I’ll see you on the other side of your nervous breakdown.


  19. Ally Bean says:

    Beautiful photos of oddness. Each one looks like it could be the basis of a wonderful fairy tale. I like your letter “D.”


  20. Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen….
    I love how this challenge is giving me songs to sing.
    I love freaky statues. Those ones under water are really weird and creepy. So cool.


  21. Dan Antion says:

    Not a big fan of lizards. Maybe this isn’t the place for me 🙂 Greta photos though.


  22. Maybe the statues were done by someone with simple bad taste😱. A fun theme for seeing a city though.


  23. bikerchick57 says:

    Wow, the Copenhagen statues are interesting. Someone had a bad dream or was smoking a funny substance, or maybe both.


  24. Su Leslie says:

    Doctors bury their mistakes; sculptors put theirs underwater??? Lovely post though 😀 I would like to visit Copenhagen sometime, if only to figure out the public art.

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  25. Corina says:

    Those statues are certainly strange looking! I wonder if there is any kind of meaning to the reptile imagery. That would be an interesting research project!


  26. Ruth says:

    Improvisation is always a good idea! I’ll definitely be improvising by the time we get to X 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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