Denmark's mermaid takes flight
Published 26/03/2010 | 07:06
Denmark's famed Little Mermaid statue has left her perch in Copenhagen harbour for the first time in nearly 100 years to start a journey to the World Expo in Shanghai where she will be the centrepiece of the Danish pavilion.
The five-foot landmark, which honours the memory of Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen, was lifted by a crane and lowered onto the back of a truck at a ceremony in the Danish capital.
The exact travel itinerary is being kept secret for security reasons, but the statue is scheduled to be placed in the Danish pavilion about a week before the World Expo opens on May 1.