Saturday, January 30, 2010

Manneken Pis - Brussels

My first card of Belgium was from zoeza (Belgium X World RR, Group 32): the cute statue of Manneken Pis. The card came with a legend of the statue: "In the 12th century, the troops of this two-year-old lord were battling against the troops of Berthouts. The troops put the infant lord in a basket and hung the basket in a tree to encourage them. From there, the boy urinated on the troops of the Berthouts, who eventually lost the battle."

I was lucky enough to see the statue myself in December 2009 and it is really cute :)

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