Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Just outside the Bella Center, there would be interesting exhibits put up by various NGO's everyday. Very early in the first week, Friends of the Earth had an ice sculpture of The Little Mermaid, which is Denmark's favourite icon. She is small and delicate unlike the huge and ugly Statue of Liberty. Danish Fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen immortalised her in his tale which children all over the world know and love. The mermaid sculpture lasted for just a day inspite of freezing conditions.By the next morning she had melted down to the size of a tadpole.Wonder how many of the visitors really knew her significance or even cared.