Sunday, June 14, 2009


by : Ibu Claire

Manneken-Pis (a 100m. away from the Grand-Place)

This little 17th C. boy is supposed to be the oldest inhabitant of the city of Brussels. He is supposed to have gotten lost, and when found back, he was in this positon !

His family was so happy that they offered a water-fontain to the inhabitants of the neighborough. Although, it often rains in Belgium, people have to run far awy to fetch water. offering a fountain was thus a great gift !

When an important guest visits Brussels, he usually offers a costume to this little boy. He has nowaday a special museum with more than 600 costumes!

Whenever, someone comes back to Brussels, Manneken-Pis is dressed up . He is about 80cm high !



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