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Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium
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Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Belgians love their frites: salty fried sticks of potato covered in mayonnaise or whatever your particular poison happens to be. If you've ever stared at a fry and wondered "how was this made" or "where did potato fries come from," you've either spent a little too much time in neighboring Amsterdam or you should made a detour to Bruges. Not only is Bruges a cute little town of winding streets, but it's ...
Silly Brussels!
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Silly Brussels!

Random silly things in Brussels, Belgium! A statue of a man with a dog. A giant traffic cone. A sculpture of a cat on a bicycle. Giant flower pots. Cartoon walls. Old woman statue. Giant trumpet. Falling man statue. Giant clothespin. ...
Silly Brussels – Zinneke Pis
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Silly Brussels – Zinneke Pis

If you have a statue of a peeing boy. And you have a statue of a peeing girl. The only logical thing to do is add a peeing dog! Zinneke Pis is a mongrel designed by Tom Frantzen. The dog's mixed breed represents the mix of cultures in Brussels. He stands on three legs on a street corner in Brussels. The fourth leg is raised so he can do his business on a nearby pole. The pup actually ...
Silly Brussels – Jeanneke Pis
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Silly Brussels – Jeanneke Pis

It's an equal opportunity world. So if a town has a statue of a peeing boy, why shouldn't they also have a female equivalent, right? Enter Jeanneke Pis. This squatting peeing girl fountain was designed by Denis-Adrien Debouvrie in 1985 and erected in 1987 down a small corridor off a busy restaurant row across from Délirium Café.

(Earlier this week I blogged about Jeanneke ...
Silly Brussels – Manneken Pis
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Silly Brussels – Manneken Pis

Belgians apparently like things that pee. I guess I can't speak for all Belgians seeing as I only spent time in two cities in Belgium and am not a local. So I guess the statement would be more accurate as Brussel-ians(?) seem to like things that pee. Brussels is home to what is probably the most famous peeing statue in the world: Manneken Pis (literally "Little Man Pee"). Manneken Pis is a ...