Renata Riva

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The Zinneke – The other statue

Brussels’ most visited site together with Grand Place is the Manneken Pis. Many travelers are also familiar with Jeaneke Pis (the peeing little girl) but almost nobody knows that Bruxellers installed another sculpture with the same (peeing) idea.

It’s the Zinneke, a dog! Zinneke in Brussels dialect means someone of mixed origins, symbolizing the mixture of populations living in Brussels. 

To me this sculpture is a funny spot to show to friends, a laugh, a way to explain Brussels, the city with so many contrasts but that loves to laugh about them. My hard drive is full of pictures of me and my friends mocking the position of the dog, you’ve got to try it!

And if you are lucky, walking along the street you may find the original dog model for the sculpture: his owner Mark lives in the neighborhood!

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Rue de Chartreux 31h, Brussels

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)