Mar 2, 2009
ODD SHOT - MACRO MONDAY
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Saturday was a "Balloon Parade" in Brussels. Of course Brussels' symbol the Manneken Pis (Little man piss) was not missing.
And now this ! Prude America ! Apparently Photobucket's vice squad has very poor knowledge about history.
Maneken Pis is a statue from the 14th century and its history is written here in the Wikipedia'.
"In the 14th century, Brussels was under siege by a foreign power. The city had held their ground for quite some time. The attackers had thought of a plan to place explosive charges at the city walls. A little boy named Juliaanske from Brussels happened to be spying on them as they were preparing. He urinated on the burning fuse and thus saved the city."
And became Brussels symbol. That he is present as a baloon is the same as the Statue of Liberty in New York would be present as a baloon !
This is the original which is visited by millions of tourists all over the world. He also has around 600 costumes offered from all countries !
Here he had to bent because of the electrical wires.
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Not that I am waiting for "fresh" snails in our garden, but I found an empty house from last year !