Jeanneken Pis, Brussels

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    Jeanneke Pis unknown to me a genuine Brusseleir!

    by breughel Updated Dec 12, 2012

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    I was born in Brussels from parents born in Brussels, lived 50 years in Brussels, speak the Brussels dialect and discovered Jeanneke Pis (not Jeanneken; she is a girl) here on this tourist website.

    Jeanneke Pis is a touristic production with no historical-folkloric background like our Manneken Pis.

    Please note that I have nothing against feminism, on the contrary I'm a strong, even virulent, defender of the equality of women towards men. Unfortunately we have since 30 years in Brussels some men who consider women as inferior beings. I mentioned in "warnings and dangers" Women on the street a documentary film "Femmes de la Rue" by Sofie Peters showing how women dressed in European clothes are insulted on the street in some areas of Brussels.
    Probably that Jeanneke Pis is shocking for a certain type of men so that she is protected from vandalism by metal bars.

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    by zadunajska8 Written Aug 19, 2012

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    In the same little alley as the fabulous Delirium Café is the little sister of the Manneken Pis. She's a lot younger having only been put here in 1985 as a symbol of feminism by Denis Adrien Debouvrie. Unfortunately the little squatting girl is now behind bars, not because she is naughty, but to protect her from vandalism.

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    The little girl....

    by lina112 Written Jul 26, 2012
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    Just off the Rue des Bouchers expected queue female counterpart to Manneken Pis, the sculptor Denis Adrien Debouvrie. He settled here in 1985, and is covered by steel bars.

    Justo al salir de la Rue des Bouchers espera la equivalente femenina con coleta del Manneken Pis, obra del escultor Denis Adrien Debouvrie. Se instaló aquí en 1985, y está tapada por rejas de acero.

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    by marielexoteria Updated Mar 15, 2010

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    Jeanneken Pis is the female equivalent of Manneken Pis. It's a newer statue and it doesn't have any costumes yet. This one is a little girl with 2 pony tails, squatting and peeing very gladly.

    The statue can be found at Impasse de la Fidelité, close to Rue des Bouchers and in front of Delirium bar.

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    by sabsi Updated Jan 8, 2008

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    The female version of Manneken Pis. I was shocked to see that there is something like this ;-)

    Unfortunately both times I saw here the little lady (which is bigger than her male friend by the way) was taking a break from peeing. Maybe because too many people were looking... or maybe because girls would never go to the toilet on her own, anyway?

    Unfortunately Jeanneken is sitting behind iron bars which destroys the impression a lot.

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    by Ewingjr98 Updated Mar 23, 2007

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    Jeanneken Pis pissing

    Jeanneken Pis is somewhat famous as the "sister" of Manneken Pis. Though much younger than her brother, she has gathered quite a following to her dark little alley in Brussels, as she squats behind the bars of her cage and continuously pisses on her stone pedestal.

    She pisses near the restaurant district beside the Grande Place.

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    by traveloturc Updated Aug 5, 2006

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    Duquenoy's sculpture called Manneken Pis later on it will be a nightmare of the gardens of nouveau riches in almost every country.There are several anecdotes about the origins of the statue -- one of them that the little boy was found resorting to this natural kind of fire-extinguisher to douse an arsonist's fuse, thus saving part of the town from what might have been a murderous fire at the time when many houses were still built in wood. Manneken Pis has a whole wardrobe of costumes.Belges have really a great sense of humor and definitely this small statue is a "blague" of belgium to the world.

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    Jeanneke Pis

    by mary2u99 Updated May 29, 2006

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    Since the mid-1990s, the Manneken Pis has had a female equivalent, Jeanneke Pis which is about the same distance away on the other side of the Grand'Place. It is located on the east side of the Impasse de la Fidélité/Getrouwheidsgang or Faith Alley, some 100 metres long leading northwards off the restaurant-packed Rue des Bouchers / Beenhouwersstraat or Butchers' Street.

    Not many tourist or people know about Jeanneke Pis but she was worth a visit. Ask the local they know where it is.

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    have you seen this one?

    by gkitzmil Updated Feb 13, 2005

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    ��2005 Kitzmiller, Greg

    Everyone seems to know about Mannekin Pis but not everyone knows about Jeanneke Pis. The poor girl is actually locked behind bars at the end of an alley while the lucky boy gets to do his deed in front of everyone on a street corner -- and he gets dressed up for the day.

    She was created in 1985 by Denis Adrien -- and the local tourist office as far as I know does not recognize her as an official site.

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    by tompt Updated Jan 7, 2004

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    Jeanneke Pis is a bronze statue of a young child urinating, just like the more famous Manneken Pis .
    The little girl Jeanneke is a recent work, commissioned by a group of local merchants in response to the popularity of the little boy Manneken. It was installed during the 1980s.

    If you thought Manneken Pis was a bit of a disappointment, then just don't visit this statue. It will only be more disappointment .......

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    by Lalique Written Nov 19, 2002

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    This little girl is really hard to find and really hard to take picture of (most of the time she is hidden behind the bars).

    This girl was created in late 1990s opposed to the peeing boy ;)))

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    Jeanneke Pis, the statue of...

    by myriam_c Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Jeanneke Pis, the statue of this female version of Manneke Pis was created to rectify the equality of men and women. Being a female, she does it sitting and if you search well, you can find her statue in Getrouwheidsgang - Impasse de la Fidélité (a very narrow side-street of Beenhouwersstraat - rue des Bouchers).
    A better (close up) picture in my travelogue!

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    Jeanneke Pis

    by gordonilla Updated Mar 6, 2011
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    A modern counterpoint to the little boy we all know about! It is a little out of the way but close to Grand Place.

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    Janneke Pis

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 22, 2008

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    Janneke Pis

    Janneke Pis is the little sister of the well-known Manneken Pis statue. It's more difficult to find, but rewarding. The statue dates from 1985 and was made by sculpture Denis-Adrien Debouvrie.

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    Very funny girl

    by feza Written Jul 29, 2008

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    I like this more than Manneken pis,she is very funny.But I don't understand why there is a fence around it.

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