Mannekin Pis

Mannekin Pis-brussels

Along the Regret de l’Etuve is Brussels’ best-known (easily-seen, famous object/very important

event), the Manneken Pis, usually attacked by a crowd of tourists. Although he can be traced back to at least 1388, nothing much is known about the origin of the figure of a little boy urinating, popularly referred to as “the oldest person (who lawfully lives in a country, state, etc.) of Brussels.” The Manneken is, however, surrounded by different old stories/famous people. According to one, the fountain is a memorial to a brave infant who turned away/avoided a huge fire, according to another, it remembers (with honor) the son of a count who gave in to pressing strongly encourage while taking part in a procession. The present statue was made in1619 by Jerome Duquesnoy the Older (person) and has been stolen on (more than two, but not a lot of) occasions though always recovered. During major celebrations, events, and special celebrations (with fun events) in Brussels, the statue is famous for being dressed in costume


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