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Manneken Pis In Brussels


Though not a great picture, my rendezvous with the legend of Manneken Pis –Β a 61 cm tall bronze statue – happened a decade ago in Brussels, Belgium. Since the visit to Brussels was around Christmas, you could see him in a Santa Claus costume, peeing into fountain’s basin.

Among the several stories about Manneken Pis, my favorite is, When a fire awoke a young boy, he put out the fire with his urine and therefore could stop the king’s castle from burning down.

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11 comments

  1. I haven’t seen this yet in person, but it’s on my list! My sister went last year and brought me back a deck of playing cards with him and all his little clothes!

  2. good post….

  3. Ah, yes I remember the statue well, when I was teaching English in Belgium many moons ago! Thanks for checking out my blog. Did you watch Matisse? I think there’s a video of him doing the cut outs in bed, maybe bbc website?

  4. Hello Mahesh, I cam over via Y’s award’s post. This brings back a long-ago memory for me of a school trip taken to Belgium when I was about 12 and seeing the Manneken Pis for the first time. You can imagine, at that age my friends and I thought it was hilarious and quite rude!! Thanks for the fun reminder!

    • Thanks Sherri πŸ™‚ Yes, it indeed was hilarious – anybody who sees Manneken for the first time will smile or laugh. Such a beautiful memory you have – thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

      • Thanks Mahesh, it’s always great to share memories like this of different travel adventures and discoveries, especially ones like this πŸ˜‰

  5. I saw Manneken Pis years ago but I hadn’t done my research before going so I was hugely disappointed to see how tiny he is!

    It’s such a random little monument isn’t it? Brussels is gorgeous though, I hope I go back someday…

    Thanks for stopping by the blog and following by the way! πŸ™‚

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