The Fountain of Diana (Fontana di Diana) is found in the Archimedes Plaza (Piazza Archimede) in Syracuse (Siracusa) on the east coast of Sicily. Diana is the goddess of the hunt, wild animals and wilderness, childbirth and virginity, and was often shown carrying a bow and arrow. She was the daughter of Zeus and twin […]
The Ange de Mers (Angel of the Seas) by Amaryllis is a fabulous statue that is part manta ray and part woman. map Originally exhibited as part of the grand opening of the Metropole Hotel in Monte Carlo, she was subsequently exhibited in Galerie Robin Ledouze in Paris. A replica of the sculpture is normally exhibited […]
New images have been added for this very unusual, stunningly austere and impressive mermaid statue in Rheinfelden, a town which straddles the border of Germany and Switzerland. ( map ) Notice the mermaid’s razor-back fin on her back, webbed hands and almost human legs that end in large fins. She has rescued a drowning […]
Here is another interesting article on someone becoming a professional mermaid, with a passion for ocean conservation. The IBTimes on Linden Wolbert Linden’s website
Pat Monahan and the group Train released a new mermaid music video shot on Oahu. “Mermaid” is worth both a listen and a look.
Much has already been written about the Starbucks Mermaid, also often referred to as the Starbucks Siren. But it is a great story and very relevant to our main topic here, so I’ll cover the highlights. According to the Starbucks website, when the Starbucks coffee chain was being started in 1971 the owners wanted to […]
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 […]
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.
Well, there’s an unexpected twist – my book on Mermaids of Earth, which is still being written and about half done, is already mentioned in the news. The Quoddy Tides in Maine is reporting on the production of a mermaid statue for the city of Eastport by sculptor Richard Klyver, who mentioned to them that […]