Amsterdam to get statue to world’s prostitutes
Original article; Tue Jan 16 2007, 12:31 PM ET
THE HAGUE (AFP) – Amsterdam’s red light district is reportedly to receive a bronze statue dedicated to prostitutes around the world.
According to the Dutch agency ANP, sculptress Els Rijerse made the statue at the request of a former prostitute Mariska Majoor, who a decade ago founded a centre on prostitution in the Dutch capital.
Majoor was quoted as saying by ANP that the statue would be a first of its kind and that it had received the blessing of the city authorities.
The statue represents a self-assured woman, her hands on her hips, looking sideways towards the sky, and standing on a doorstep, ANP said.
The precise place where the statue will be laid and its title have not yet been announced, it said.