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Manneken Pis

1000 Brussels, Belgium
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This is Belgium: Manneken-Pis in Brussels

Manneken-Pis, a.k.a. Little Julien, a small bronze statue on the corner of Rue de l'Etuve and Rue des Grands Carmes, is visited by many tourists. They line up waiting to take a picture with him. It's sort of a right of passage for most travelers to Brussels and he is a popular destination near Le Grand Place.

His likeness is used for postcards, key chains, bottle openers, even toys and candy, but I worry he is a terrible influence. I'm not sure which came first, but I have a huge suspicion that Manneken-Pis is the cause for the abundant urine trails around the city. Is public urination sometimes a problem in Brussels? Maybe. But it may not be such a big deal for anyone in the market for the finest goods Belgium has to offer: chocolate, beers, fries, waffles, and lace.