Monday, February 2, 2015

BELGIUM ~ Brussels - Manneken Pis ~

Hello everyone! I'm back blogging after a small break...due to "winter blues" I think :)...didn't send any postcards in weeks but received great postcards from many I hope to do more regularly updates and post them all here!

First one is from dear postcard friend Johan showing one of Belgium's most famous landmarks with new issued "smiley" stamp and first day cancellation!! Thanks a lot lot Johan!
Photo Marc Boseret © Artistic views Editions
Manneken Pis is a famous Brussels landmark. It is a small bronze fountain sculpture depicting a naked little boy urinating into the fountain's basin. It was designed by Jerome Duquesnoy and put in place in 1618 or 1619.  On special occasions, the Manneken Pis is dressed up. His wardrobe counts more than 900 suits.

From a set of 10 self adhesive "smoeltjes" stamps.
(Issued 26-01-2015)



  1. Welcome back, Gerda! You were missed. :)
    This is a very cool postcard. Such fun to see Manneken Pis dressed in a few of his 900 suits.

    1. Thanks ONeil! Glad to be back :D
      Must say that most people are disappointed when they see him...he is really, really small!

  2. Oh really? I guess I assumed he was a pretty good size. Yes, I can see how visitors would be disappointed.