Monday, August 7, 2017

Brussels | the famous Manneken Pis

We came to Brussels to watch him pee!!

The most famous boy statue located in Grand Place in Brussels, Manneken Pis with its history back during the WW2. Legend had it was on one night, the enemy was planning to blow the whole city down with explosive. They lighted the explosive and as the fire travelled through the city, one very young boy peed on the fire. He indirectly saved the city from been blown.

To commemorate him, a bronze statue was built. It was built in 1619 and the statue has over 360 costumes and usually he would be clothed. But that day whe  we were there, he was risquely naked.

And another statue, Jeanneke Pis was built in 1987 to form a counterpoint to Mannekin Pis. They weren't that far apart. Just one corner of a walkway to another walkway. She, too was in her birthday suit that day. I didn't think she has her own wardrobe, unlike Manneken.








12 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

Cute statues in their birthday suits. Sometimes we get to see the little boy statue in gardens but this is the first time I see the little girl statue. Have a beautiful day!

Jas said...

Nice sharing.. cute statue.. but no privacy d.. lol..

suituapui said...

I've that little boy...on my fridge door! :D

Phong Hong said...

Oh! hee..hee..hee..

IreneC said...

I've not seen the girl statue. Interesting!

mun said...

i believe that they are among the top tourist attractions in Belgium. thanks for sharing the photos.

The Yum List said...

What a great story - saving by a child peeing!

lina said...

*close eyes*
LOL

Merryn said...

I have that little boy on my kitchen counter top as a corkscrew :D

Libby said...

See no evil, hee hee

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Girl, first time seen it...

Sharon D said...

Love the story related to the statue, Rose. Now I know ^.^