Mannekin Pis

Mannekin Pis

This statue of a little boy peeing into the fountain is one of the most visited places in Brussels. He is often dressed up, as you see in my picture. The legends surrounding him are varied from a boy who foiled an attack by enemy soldiers by peeing on the fuse of their dynamite to a baby lord who was hanging in the trees about his troops and peed on the enemy (He won the battle). Either way, he is a symbol of Brussels and the winding historic bit of Belgium is littered with signs guiding you to him. He has also been stolen 7 times and what you see here in the picture is a replica.


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