H. C. Andersen, Copenhagen

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    Writer's name plate in cemetery
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    H C Andersen

    by SMILLA76 Updated Jul 5, 2008

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    Writer's name plate in cemetery

    Favorite thing: I learnt the most beautiful story about the amazing paper cuts H.C. Andersen was making one freezing winter night in Northern Norway, smoking Danish apple falvoured tabacco and eating biscuits dipped in hot chocolate.
    I didn't mean to see his grave, but one summer sunny day I happened to walk past the cemetery and decided to walk in. I was surprised by the quiet, leafy friendliness of the alleys.

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    statue of Hans Christian Anderson

    by jo104 Written Jul 26, 2006

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    Favorite thing: This statue is situated on Radhuspladsen and as you can see from our model you can sit on his knee without the fear of getting your trousers dirty.

    He is a famous childrens writer & has his childhood home & museum open to the public

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    Statue - H. C. Andersen

    by yooperprof Written Jun 13, 2006

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    kind of looks like Danny Kaye?

    Favorite thing: Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is high on the list of Danish "All-Stars" - that is to say, he's one of those Danes who are known and loved around the world. Novelist, poet, and short-story writer, Andersen is best known for his collections of children's tales that are really too good and too deep for children. He lived in and around Copenhagen for most of his adult life, and he is much-remembered here. This statue of Andersen is located in the children's play area of Kongens Have, a park just off Gothersgade in center Copenhagen.

    One of these days I'm going to read a biography of this fascinating and peculiar writer.

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    Fairy Tale

    by hassan_abu Written Apr 2, 2005

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    Hans

    Favorite thing: Stories by Hans Christian Andersson I've read or heard:

    The Little Mermaid
    The Ugly Duckling
    Thumbellina
    The Emperor's New Clothes
    The Princess on the Pea
    The Steadfast Tin Soldier
    The Little Match Girl

    Anybody can name me more titles by Hans??

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    One is kind of obligated to...

    by jgemini65 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: One is kind of obligated to view all the statuary in Copenhagen! And though it may seem cliche, most of it is very impressive work! This, of course, is the Hans Christian Anderson statue in the main square!

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    Hans Christian Andersen

    by kris-t Written Apr 14, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Hans Christian Andersen statue located next to the City Hall in Copenhagen.

    Fondest memory: Note how shiny his knees are - polished for a good luck!

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    Hans Christian Andersson and Tivoli

    by hassan_abu Written Apr 2, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Here you can see the statue of the famous fairy tale writer glancing at the Tivoli's Louis Tussaud's Wax Museum.
    Wonder what he is thinking??

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    Hans Christian Anderson

    by Imaniac Written Oct 29, 2003

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    Hans Christian Anderson

    Favorite thing: You'll find the statue of the most famous fairytale author right in the middle of Copenhagen. The statue is located between the City Hall and the Tivoli.

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