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).
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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 you...lol!





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