Manneken Pis Postcard Album - Nun and Children
Embarrased nun: "Look to the left my children". The nun leads a group of schoolgirls (one snubbing her nose), holding an umbrella to shield their innocent eyes from the little boy statue. Manneken Pis (Dutch for 'little pee man'), also known in French as the 'petit Julien', is a very famous Brussels landmark. It is a small bronze fountain sculpture depicting a naked little boy urinating into the fountain's basin. This fold-out postcard album contains humourous sketches relating to the statue and individuals reactions on viewing it!
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Comte Frederic de Merode - Place des Martyrs, Brussels
Art Nouveau memorial to Comte Frederic de Merode (hero of the Belgian Revolution who died at Mechelen in 1830) - Place des Martyrs, Brussels, Belgium - the monument was designed by sculptor Paul Du Bois (based on initial plans by the architect Henry Van de Velde) and inaugurated on September 24th, 1898. The figure is a volunteer wearing the typical blouse of the revolutionaries of the time. Date: circa 1905
Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula Brussels Belgium
Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula, Brussels, Belgium. The Roman Catholic church was given Cathedral status in 1962. The image is colour tinted. The western fa硤e with its three portals surmounted by gables and two towers are typical of the French Gothic style, but without rose window, which was replaced by a large window in the Brabantian Gothic style.
© The Roseries Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library