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Hans Christian Anderson sculpture

This was a lovely piece of art in the park and worth a look when you are walking around the park... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
Lurgan, United Kingdom
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Ugly Duckling

This is a beautiful statue of the Ugly Duckling author .If you are close by you can stop and take a... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2016

We found this on one of our morning walks as we were staying in an apartment not far on 73rd St. Enter Central Park from Fifth Avenue and 74th Street and wander around the pathways toward the Alice Statue (which is huge) and you'll find...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

This was a lovely piece of art in the park and worth a look when you are walking around the park. It's close to the Bethesda terrace and further along it leads to the Alice in wonderland sculpture which is also worth a visit.

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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful statue of the Ugly Duckling author .If you are close by you can stop and take a photo .

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this during a stroll in the park, had no idea what or who it was until on closer inspection I could see that the book was The Ugly Duckling. Lovely Statue

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

We always enjoy seeing the Hans Christian Anderson bronze statue at the Conservatory Water in Central Park. It was particularly nice seeing it this past week (first week of May) while the spring blooms were starting to appear in the Park. This provided a nice...More

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Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

So pleased we did stop for a photograph as I grew up on his work, wonderful wonderful inspires a trip to Copenhagen see the little mermaid statue sometime soon....

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

If you are in the Central Park, and with kids, must visit this nice statue of Hans Christian Andersen. This Danish author in known for his fairy tales like The Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling. This place is know for storytelling.

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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Was really nice seeing this statue. It’s so lovely and a great tribute to the writer. A must see whilst in the park.

Thank TA-Scott83
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Very nice statue found inside Central Park. Very nice for Hand Christian Anderson story lovers. Worth a visit.

Thank JCLogan
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Sit your grandchild in Han's lap and read him the story of the Ugly Duckling or the Little Mermaid. On Saturday mornings from 11AM to 12PM in June, July, August & September, rain or shine, tales are told by professional story tellers. Create memories that...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2017

Great statue of a great stories loved by many. Found by accident on a wrong turn through the park. Have a stroll by and admire the craftsmanship of the statue and the author!

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