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
Year 1985: creation
1987: erection
Type Limestone
Dimensions 50 cm (20 in)
Location Brussels

Jeanneke Pis is a modern fountain and statue in Brussels, 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

It is located on the east side of the 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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