What would Christmas be without a boy peeing fountain? Fortunately, I do not have to find out the depths of such a deprivation, for on the last day of our recent travels in France, we made one final stop in Brussels, Belgium. Our main objective for our short time in Brussels? To vigorously seek out the
famous infamous Manneken Pis fountain (pronounced mannequin peace but which Preteen insists on pronouncing mannequin piss, because it seems, well, so much more accurately descriptive…and its fun to say piss).
Sure there was a beautiful decorated tree in the main square – Grote Markt:
And yes there was a pretty impressive light show set to music on the historic buildings surrounding the Grote Markt Square (well, impressive for the first 10 minutes, the remaining hour seemed repetitive…maybe because the same three songs kept repeating over and over and over again?).
And of course there was a living Manger presentation (although I don’t think the sheep really grasped the importance of their roles in welcoming baby Jesus as they focused primarily on consuming all the manger hay).
But, at long last, we finally found it - the one and only Mannekin Pis – the statue of a boy eternally peeing into a fountain pool. And so festively decorated for Christmas:
And now, my Christmas of 2013 is indeed complete.
A very Merry Christmas from Sweet Spot.
May your holidays be filled with beauty, colored lights, food a-plenty and unexplainable sites.
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