I like the new 'Mermaid' in the Tjörnin, but reading the article I see;
"An identical statue by the sculptor stood in the pond about 55 years ago – from August 1959 until New Year’s Day 1960, when it was blown up"
Wow! Was this a 'practical joke' with fireworks? Did anyone get arrested over the incident? These are interesting questions over something that I had not heard about.