Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Did you know that there is a female version of the Manneken Pis?

If there is a Manneken Pis, there is also a Jeanneke Pis!

Here is a background about Jeanneke Pis from Wikipedia!

Jeanneke Pis is a modern fountain and statue in Brussels, which was intended to form a counterpoint to the city's Manneken Pis, south of the Grand Place.
It was commissioned by Denis-Adrien Debouvrie in 1985 and erected in 1987. The half-metre-high statue of blue-grey limestone depicts a little girl with her hair in short pittails, squatting and urinating.
It is located on the east side of the Impasse de la Fidélité / Getrouwheidsgang (Fidelity Alley), a narrow cul-de-sac some 30 metres long leading northwards off the restaurant-packed Rue des Bouchers / Beenhouwersstraat. The sculpture is now protected by iron bars from vandalism.
From Manneken Pis, we went through some small alleys until we reached the place...
And we reached Delirium, which is a Guiness Book of World Records winner for the most number of commercial beer varieties.

Then, just a few more meters was the Jeanneke Pis... not also a place I would expect the sculpture to be located. This place was close to the pubs.
It is quite interesting that they had to put grills to prevent vandalism... partly, because there could be some drunks in the pub areas?

Of course, I wouldn't know about that if I didn't have the best Brussels tour guide, James Luke and Dianne! Thanks a lot for your time!

I am remembering Brussels because of some grave untoward incident a few days ago this March 2016, but I will forever place Belgium in my heart as a beautiful and safe country with beautiful people, include our own countrymen who now call this place their own! 

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