I Am Queen Mary
I Am Queen Mary
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Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
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crucianteach0302
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
As a proud Crucian woman, standing before this statue of Queen Mary, our queen of fireburn, I felt great pride! AWESOME is the word that comes to mind. The statue is regal as it commands Queen Mary looking out into the Canal of the country that she fought enslavement from. The details all around the entire statue is beautiful. Her face, clothes, machete, even the back of the chair...great details. LaVaughn Belle & Jeannette Ehlers, thank you ladies for such an honorable depiction of a fearless 'Warrior Queen'. This visit made my trip!
Written January 9, 2020
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Ourdream2
UK592 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
This attractive statue will leave a big question mark over your head!! When I passed by it after visiting the palace nearby, I stayed a while staring on its details and the face of the black women. I have never read before about a black queen called Mary. I asked my self why they are calling it the Queen Mary?! So, when I googled I found intersting storey behind it. This sculpture showing how strong this lady by being a queen in her action and courage while she had nothing, sitting in just a wooden throne and raising a torch in one hand and a sugar cane cutter in the other!!
Nice sculpture located in front of nice sea view.
Written June 25, 2019
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westy54
Sydney, Australia9,049 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
This statue was inaugurated in 1918 and is located outside of the Danish West Indian Warehouse along the waterfront. The timing of its unveiling was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Denmark's sale of the Virgin Islands to the United States in 1917.

The statue was inspired by Mary Thomas, one of three female leaders "queens" who led the 1878 "Fireburn" uprising by the plantation workers in St. Croix in the Virgin Islands. These workers were seeking better wages and working conditions on the plantations on which they worked as, notwithstanding that slavery had ended in 1848, they had been forced by an 1849 law to sign contracts which fixed salaries and working conditions on all plantations, bound them and there families to those plantations, and prohibited them bargaining for any improvements in the future. They were effectively still slaves in all but name.

"Fireburn" resulted in the destruction of approximately 50 plantations and the fire also destroyed most of Frederiksted, St Croix. Direct casualties of the uprising included the death of 60 black men and 2 soldiers whilst 14 women died in an explosion. A further 12 labourers were sentenced to death. The 3 "queens" including Mary were imprisoned in Copenhagen in 1882 but Mary was sent back to St Croix in 1887 to serve out the rest of her life sentence.

The statue depicts Mary sitting in a wicker throne with her head in a head wrap, bare feet and a torch in her left hand and a sugar cane cutter in her right.
Written November 25, 2018
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Mogens C
Helsingoer, Denmark236 contributions
Aug 2020
Go and see one of the largest cast collections in the world - you will be amazed- there is a lot to see
Written August 2, 2020
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Mmarymomm
Pleasanton, CA1,738 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
I am Queen Mary is a new statue erected in 2018 we were told by our guide. She was a slave on St. Croix, a Danish colony, in 1878 almost 100 years after slavery was abolished in Denmark. She and some other women led a slave rebellion.
Written September 26, 2018
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Arantja R
9 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Unfortunately it was not shared anywhere online that it is currently under repair. I came specifically to see this statue, so very unhappy
Written July 25, 2023
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Mugo
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Family
A sad and noteworthy history behind this statue. I wish there was more explanation and where to get more info at the statue. Otherwise it’s just an anonymous statue as it is.
Written July 11, 2020
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MalcH
Loughborough, UK2,756 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Somewhat expected this large statue sits on the quayside outside a large former warehouse. Liked the statue but had no idea who Mary was. As others have done I googled, and it leads to an interesting history about the Danish presence in the Caribbean and the sugar/slave trade. In that respect a powerful tribute and story.
Written December 4, 2019
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
Oct 2019
Nothing special,nothing uncommon.A statue, pretty big, that you'll see if you take a walk, alongside the main canal, between Amalehaven,the park of the Amalienborg Palace and Langelinie Park.You don't even need to stop to see it.
Written November 20, 2019
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Stormwave
Marsala, Italy203 contributions
Feb 2019
We were positively confused by it on our walk. We didn't expect or know anything about it. Some parts of the statue seemed to be held by duct tape at the time as well. Worth seeing in any case.
Written September 11, 2019
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