There is a direct connection between Christopher Columbus and this mermaid sculpture on the north coast of Spain – the Sirena Magdalena. Now famously, Christopher Columbus reported that he saw mermaids, twice. Bartolomé de Las Casas read and summarized Columbus’ log before it was lost to history. His summary for the log entries on January 9, […]
The Fuente de la Sirena (Fountain of the Mermaid) in Lleida is found in the centrally located Parc dels Camps Elisis. Like the French Champs-Élysées, Camps Elisis refers to the Elysian Fields or Elysium – the final resting place for the souls of heroes in Greek mythology. This current mermaid statue was placed here in […]
This mermaid in the Spanish city of Leganés on the south side of Madrid was commissioned by the Leganés City Council. It was sculpted by Luis Arencibia Betancort, an artist from the Canary Islands, in 2000. Betancourt’s sculptures adorn a number of locations in the Madrid area, where he lived and worked and was well […]
There is a well known legend of the mermaid of Mahón and a nephew of Hannibal of Carthage. Mahón is a port city on the island of Menorca, not far from Mallorca. Mahón is also known as Maó-Mahón or simply Maó, which in the local pronunciation is shortened to Mó. Originally, in 205 BC, […]
The Gardens of Versailles were created in the mid-to-late 1600s and contain hundreds of sculptures and 50 fountains. Right next to the Palace of Versailles itself is a small section of the gardens called Parterre du Nord, which includes two circular pools with Tritons and Nereids (mermaids), and another pool with the baroque Pyramid Fountain. […]
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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 […]
I was just alerted by artist Royane Mosley to a great article by WIRED with the headline “Professional Mermaids Are Lost Treasure of Florida Park“. The article explores the history and the present of the mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs, and includes 15 photos.
The first page on a mermaid sculpture went live – the mermaids at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio.