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The Darning Needle

Klaregade 1, Odense 5000, Denmark
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At least Troelsen's take on Andersen is not boring!

This sculpture is one of a series of works of art in Odense inspired by H.C. Andersen’s tales. The... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Trainbleu
,
Brussels
Yeah it's open to interpretation

It's certainly different not so sure it represents accurately what it claims, but it's there in the... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Tiggmin
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 Aug 2017
“At least Troelsen's take on Andersen is not boring!”
4 Apr 2017
“Yeah it's open to interpretation ”
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Klaregade 1, Odense 5000, Denmark
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

This sculpture is one of a series of works of art in Odense inspired by H.C. Andersen’s tales. The darning needle (‘Stoppenålen’ in Danish) refers to a rather strange tale from 1846 about a darning needle who imagines herself to be more than just a...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

It's certainly different not so sure it represents accurately what it claims, but it's there in the middle of the shopping area so why not take it in.....

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

It's right on the main street in the shopping area, impossible to miss if you are walking around in the old part of town. I don't think it looks that much like a needle and a thread, and when I first saw it I thought...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Supposed to be a needle a thread. Looks to me more like a needle and a match. But if I didn't know, I would say it doesn't look like a match... In the middle of the shopping area, so hard to miss (unless you are...More

Thank Aaron M
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

It's one of the numerous sculptures in Odense connected with H.C. Andersen, but whether it's a needle... That's up to you to decide.

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Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a giant needle which is part of one of the fairy tales of HC Andersen.It is located in a pedestrian street with lots of shops.

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Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

My sister has told me that is it is actually a needle and thread.... Something else strings to mind though. I'd recommend checking it out!

Thank Sophia L
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

Odense is full of HC Anderson stuff - this is one of the many statues around town that relate to one of his many stories. This one took me a while to work out - let's be honest, it's quasi-pornographic, anyway.

1  Thank Ben N
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