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Belgium Brussels Manneken Pis
 

The above picture is the famous Manneken Pis located in Brussels, capital city of Belgium. Who doesn’t know the Manneken Pis? The monument is well known in the whole world and all tourists visiting Brussels want to see the statue of this little boy in a compromising position. The visitors are just amazed when they see the Manneken Pis. There is a lot of legend about the famous Manneken Pis of Belgium, no one knows why the monument is there, it is said that it is a just a fountain decoration where in the Middle Ages the people came to get fresh water. One of the legends says that a little boy weeweed against a witch’s door whose house was where now the fountain is now, she was very angry and changed the little into a statue. It has been traced that in 1619 existed the official original Manneken Pis and the city asked Jerome Duquesnoy, a sculptor, to make a new statue to replace the older one. Often the Menneken Pis has been hidden against bombs of the invading armies. The Manneken has also been stolen several times. Very often the famous Manneken Pis is often dressed; the famous statue has over six hundred costumes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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