A website page has been added for the mermaid sculpture that is part of the King’s Fountain at Linlithgow Palace in Scotland. Built in 1538 by James V, it was restored to working order in 2007.
A new feature has just been added to the page on public art mermaid statues across the world. It is an interactive world map, showing the locations of the 135+ mermaids currently known about.
Thanks to Gerry Oliver for providing some great photos of the mermaid statue outside his realty office. This page now has updated information and photos. The statue was created by Larry Marcell in 2012, after winning the competition on proposed art contributions to the city. Harbor Oak is on Whidbey Island in Washington State, and […]
My book, The Little Mermaid Commemorative Edition, just got published as an e-book through Amazon Kindle. It is a modern English translation of the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, and commemorates the 100 Year Anniversary of the famous bronze mermaid statue of The Little Mermaid, which was unveiled in August of 1913 at […]
Here is another news story – to some degree a follow-on to Brenda Peterson’s article from two days ago – about the trend of mermaids increasing for young adult readers, and vampires vaning in popularity. There is definitely still a lot of literature on both, but it is interesting to see the continuously growing trend […]
Just read an article in the Huffington Post on The New Wave for Women and Girls: IN Mermaids, OUT Vampires. It is admittedly written by an author of mermaid stories, but the trend does seem to exist. Besides, think about it – we know of countless mermaid statues – how many vampire statues do you know […]
Kevin Nelson from The Danish Villages Voice graciously shared 3 photos of Kimballton’s The Little Mermaid, which have been made available on this website now, on the Kimballton mermaid statue page.
Here is another interesting blog post about the mermaid community by author and mermaid enthusiast Carolyn Turgeon. It is an interview with Sora, who is a professional mermaid performer.
Mermaid Poetry and Mermaid Statues have probably inspired each other. A new page on Mermaid Poems has been added to this website, with poetry by Shakespeare, Yeats, Tennyson, Milton, Daniel and many others.
Thanks to “Ministry” and to Boyd Harris for helping with finding the background information and story on the mermaid statue by George Aldersley in Lancashire. It seems “Miranda” is a mermaid after all, albeit a twin-tailed one.