Jeanneke Pis

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Coordinates: 50°50′54.5″N 4°21′14.5″E / 50.848472°N 4.354028°E / 50.848472; 4.354028

Jeanneke Pis
Jeanneke Pis, Brussels, Belgium (DSCF4010).jpg
Year1985: creation
1987: erection
TypeBronze
Dimensions50 cm (20 in)
LocationCity of Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium

Jeanneke Pis is a modern fountain and statue in Brussels (Belgium), which was intended to form a counterpoint to the city's Manneken Pis, south of the Grand Place. It was commissioned by Denis-Adrien Debouvrie in 1985 and erected in 1987.[1][2][3] The half-metre-high bronze statue depicts a little girl with her hair in short pigtails, squatting and urinating on a blue-grey limestone base.

Location on Fidelity Alley

Jeanneke Pis is located on the east side of Impasse de la Fidélité/Getrouwheidsgang (Fidelity Alley), a narrow cul-de-sac some 30 metres (100 ft) long leading northwards off the restaurant-packed Rue des Bouchers/Beenhouwersstraat. The sculpture is now protected from vandalism by iron bars.

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  1. ^ "King of Belgian restaurants murdered". Expatica.com. 11 September 2008. Retrieved 2014-06-17.
  2. ^ "Jeanneke-Pis official website - Site officiel Jeanneke-Pis". Jeannekepisofficial.com. Retrieved 2014-06-17.
  3. ^ "BRUSSELS ATTRACTIONS & CURIOSITIES : Grand Place, Manneken Pis, Cathedral, Saint-Hubert Galleries, Atomium, Toone, main streets, Brussels monuments". Ilotsacre.be. Retrieved 2014-06-17.

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