Brussels- Belgium (Temperature -3 Degrees
Trip Start Dec 26, 2008
3Trip End Dec 29, 2008
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We venture off to see a statue called 'Manakin Pis', a very small statue of a little naked boy urinating. I could tell you the boring version of the real reason why the statue was erected, or I can tell you this one, which tells of a wealthy merchant who, during a visit to Brussels with his family, had his beloved young son go missing. The merchant hastily started searching with others all corners of the city, until one member of the search party found the boy happily urinating in a small garden. The merchant, as a gift of gratitude to the locals who helped out during the search, had the fountain built. There have been over 100 outfits made for this little boy that he wears through out the year.
On our way out of Brussels we past the Belgium royal family palace and an interesting structure called 'Atomium'. designed like an atom where you can enter into a shopping centre and games centre- will be back to explore this again....