Saturday, 15 March 2014
"Tivoli" is a pleasure garden in Copenhagen. (I have not been able to ascertain why Anderson refers to "Old Vienna" in connection with Tivoli.)
"Langelinje" is a pier, promenade and park in Copenhagen.
"The Little Mermaid" is a bronze statue of the Hans Christian Anderson character on a rock by the Langelinje promenade.
There is a statue of "Gefjon of the Oxen," a Norse goddess of plowing, on a fountain, used as a wishing well, at Copenhagen harbor front.
"Amelienborg," the winter home of the Danish royal family, is in Copenhagen.
"Nyhavn" is a seventeenth century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen.
"Kongens Nytorv," "the King's New Square," is a public square in Copenhagen.
(Seven references that I have googled.)
Thus, avoiding Tivoli on his last morning in Copenhagen, Lockridge instead walks along car- and bicycle-filled streets, down Langelinje with its sea winds and ships, past the Little Mermaid, Gefjon and Amalienborg, left along the canal through Nyhavn, past centuries-old seamen's taverns, across Kongens Nytorv, then among Renaissance churches, palaces and counting houses - all in a single paragraph that the reader may well rush through because the next anticipated plot element is Lockridge's second meeting with Storm Darroway.