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.

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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.

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

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

Snakes pop up frequently as a common theme.

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…. as do strange lizard-like creatures.

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

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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.

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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!

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  2. treerabold says:

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

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  3. reocochran says:

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

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  4. Abu Amirah says:

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

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  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!

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

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  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. 😀

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  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!

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  10. Sue Slaght says:

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

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  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?

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  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!)

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    • 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!

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  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.. 🙂

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  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.

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  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.”

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  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.

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  21. Dan Antion says:

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

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

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  23. bikerchick57 says:

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

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  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!

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  26. Ruth says:

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

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