On the final day of this year-long mermaid-a-day 365 project, I learned that mermaids are everywhere. I had to travel halfway around the world to find what was in my own backyard.
On November 10, 2012, I posted this photo of a mermaid Designed by Jacques-Ignace Hittorff
in the Fountain of River Commerce and Navigation in the Place de La Concorde, Paris France: http://365mermaid.tumblr.com/post/35446060707/11-10-2012-there-are-two-fountains-designed-by
Today, my last post is an image of one of the “original mermaids” that was presented for sale after the fountain was renovated early in the 20th century. The one I posted on November 10, 2012, unbeknownst to me at the time, was merely a replica.
The original shown above can be found at:
143 Franklin St New York, NY 10013
For more information: http://www.urbanarchaeology.com/salvage/salvage/MermaidStatue.html
Floral mermaid at the 31st Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade in Brooklyn, NY.
A mermaid escorted by a shark man at the 31st Coney Island Mermaid Parade in Brooklyn, NY.
Lovely mermaid at 31st Annual Mermaid Parade at Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY.
Mermaids at the 31st Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade in Brooklyn, NY.