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Odense. H.C. Andersen neighbourhood

Hans Christian Andersen or simply H. C. Andersen as he is known in Denmark was born on 2 April 1805 in Odense, Denmark. Andersen was a poetry and fairy tale writer in the 19th century. He is best known for his fairy tales ‘The Little Mermaid’ (Den Lille Havfrue), ’The Ugly Duckling’ (Den Grimme Ælling), The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Den Standhaftige Tinsoldat) and The Emperor's New Clothes (Kejserens Nye Klæder). There is a Little Mermaid Statue in Copenhagen Harbour (København’s Havn), and it is the most visited site in all of Denmark. Hans Christian Andersen is nothing short of a literary legend, and his fairy tales are known throughout most of the world. His stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. In recent years several of his stories have been adapted to the movie screen by the likes of Disney (The Little Mermaid). It is no surprise then that Hans Christian Andersen is so highly glorified in Denmark. There are statues of some of his most famous fairy tale characters in many towns in Denmark. In actual fact you would be hard pressed to find a town in Denmark which did not have a school, a street or a square which was named after him. His hometown of Odense makes particular strives towards acknowledging their hometown hero.It is also not surprising that most Danes have a very good knowledge of H. C. Andersen and his stories. This is no doubt due to the fact that they learn a lot about him in school as well as in their homes. It is not uncommon for a Dane to meet a foreigner’s lack of knowledge about Hans Christian Andersen with utter disgust. This is obviously due to the great pride that they can call H. C. Andersen their own.

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Ton T.15-Jun-2015 18:58
Wonderful point of view!! V
Julie Oldfield14-Jun-2015 00:03
An excellent perspective. v
Kim12-Jun-2015 18:42
Lovely street shot and composition! V
Stephanie12-Jun-2015 15:15
What a charming and colorful street! V
I think we're all familiar with HCAnderson! :)
hamery12-Jun-2015 14:49
Looks like a fairy land with lovely cute houses and the bright blue sky. Great capture , Jose. V
Nick Paoni12-Jun-2015 14:24
What a pleasant village scene. I like the depth of field that allows me to see all the way down the street and the bike in the foreground is a nice touch.
Jim Coffman12-Jun-2015 12:51
A very nice capture of this street scene,Jose!
Dave Petersen Photography12-Jun-2015 12:28
Bright, colorful and a great use of perspective make this a wonderful capture. The reflections in the windows are very nice. Looks like a very peaceful place. Voted
peterjay4512-Jun-2015 12:24
What a lovely neighbourhood. Beautiful photo.
Yvonne12-Jun-2015 11:16
A beautiful little street with so much character, wonderfully captured on a lovely sunny day. v
Neal Nye12-Jun-2015 10:58
A charming old-world scene!
gerard belbeoch12-Jun-2015 10:35
A wonderful street with no vehicles ,inviting scene
marie-jose wolff12-Jun-2015 08:57
houses lined up along the street are beautiful and charming! V
Patrick Goossens12-Jun-2015 08:36
What a beautiful street. Nice colors and love those cobblestones
John Hamers12-Jun-2015 08:25
Great image of this beautiful and peaceful street scene !V
Tom LeRoy12-Jun-2015 06:46
A poetic street, lots of history here. V
Martin Lamoon12-Jun-2015 05:49
A wonderful street with no vehicles!
Superbly photographed.
Bryan Murahashi12-Jun-2015 05:19
A beautiful and colorful street.
Helen Betts12-Jun-2015 04:48
It really does look charming, like something out of a fairytale, in this great capture. V.
Tom Munson12-Jun-2015 04:42
Wonderful colors and framing, Jose.
Pieter Bos12-Jun-2015 04:30
This one is very beautiful, Jose! ~V
fotabug12-Jun-2015 03:22
Such an inviting scene! I just want to walk there! V
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