Thursday, June 4, 2020

The Manneken Pis

⬅️⬅️⬅️ New York has Statue of Liberty. London has Big Ben. Paris has the Eiffel Tower. Rome has the Colosseum. Brussels has... a statue of a peeing little boy? .

Yep! The Manneken Pis is a very important symbol of Brussels and Belgium. This famous landmark in the centre of Brussels is a small bronze fountain statue from the 17th century that is tall just 61cm (24 inches).
Mannekin Pis is the most famous pissing baby in the world. Not to mention, he change his outfit two or three times a week. Apparently, he has hundreds of different costumes in his wardrobe. .

I honestly would not normally call it as a majestic art piece, but the locals have so many stories and ways of celebrating with this little boy. The statue is somewhat overrated but I do respect the history behind it. I would skip to see this sculpture if I were!

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