This mermaid was installed in 2013 as part of artificial reefs being built to replace natural coral reefs destroyed in the 1980s by the fishing industry. Is is below the surface in Jemeluk Bay, near Amed Beach on Bali. Installations like these serve as both diving destinations for tourists and as havens for fish and […]
India is definitely the land of large mermaid statues. Here is the 27′ concrete mermaid sculpture at the Mahatma Gandhi Park in Kollam Beach. This in one of at least two giant mermaids in India. Get all the details here.
In Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, is a large statue of Nüwa, an ancient Chinese goddess, best known for creating mankind and (as shown here) repairing the wall of heaven. The sculpture has been moved a few times, but is now in a beautiful and hopefully final setting. See all the details here.
The sculpture known as the Meeting of the Waters is really 19 sculptures representing the meeting of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers just outside St. Louis. It is 200 ft long and was initially named “The Wedding of the Rivers”. It was commissioned from renowned Swedish sculptor Carl Milles by the city of St. Louis. […]
The Fountain of Life and its sculptures date back to 1905 when they were created by Charles E. Tefft in bronze and marble, as the main sculpture in front of the Library Building. The fountain contains a mermaid and triton as well as a number of other sea creatures. See all the details on this […]
I took a drive down to Miami to see Villa Vizcaya and the mermaid sculptures there. It is a pretty amazing place. Created in 1916 by agricultural industrialist James Deering, it was designed and built to look like a 400-year old Italian villa. The villa – a mansion really – is gorgeous, and the gardens are […]
Near the old dock at Coco Cay in the Bahamas, visitors are greeted with a gorgeous mermaid statue of Caylana of Coco Cay, reclining on a rock in a fountain, holding aloft an exotic bird. We have created a page for this mermaid sculpture here, with a lot more information and photos.
According to Greek legend the half-sister of Alexander the Great, Thessalonike, turned into a mermaid when she tried ending her life by jumping into the sea. A white marble mermaid statue on the Greek island of Thasos commemorates this legend. The legend involves Alexander finding the Fountain of Youth and making his sister immortal with its water. […]
In the news is a new mermaid sculpture in Blackpool, England. It is named “Call of the Sea”, is 2 meters tall and carries various sea creatures in a protective embrace. It was installed and unveiled on June 10th in Blackpool’s Talbot Square. Media coverage includes these mentions: https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/
Passeig de la Sirena is a tree-lined promenade next to the marina in Porto Cristo on the mediterranian island of Mallorca in Spain. In the center of the promenade is a fountain with a mermaid named Sirena Porto Cristo. She is unusual – as far as mermaid statues go – in that she has both […]