Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Brussels - BELGIUM - UNESCO #857

The city of Brussels has much more to offer than the famous cabbages or the European Union headquarters! Among the many things that normally fill the touristic guide, the major landmark is the famous Grand-Place in the the center of the Belgium capital and of course the Manneken Pis, the small statue of the boy urinating there for almost 400 years and multiplied in a million different merchandising products (I didn't knew they dress the statue through the year). Merci beaucoup Nathalie, for my 380th World Heritage Site postcard! This postcards took 6 days to arrive!
UNESCO #857 - Brussels Multi-View - BELGIUM

Manneken Pis, Grusseld - BELGIUM
La Grand-Place in Brussels is a remarkably homogeneous body of public and private buildings, dating mainly from the late 17th century. The architecture provides a vivid illustration of the level of social and cultural life of the period in this important political and commercial centre. 

Manneken Pis is a landmark small bronze sculpture in Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. It was designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618.

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