The famous sculpture “Manneken Pis” in Brussels was dressed up in honor of the Day of Russia in the historical costume of the Russian guardsman. The dressing up footage was posted on Telegram.
The footage shows how a cocked hat, uniform, breeches and cuffs are put on the sculpture. The costume was donated to the Brussels mayor’s office by the Russian ambassador to Belgium Alexander Tokovinin. According to RIA Novosti, this is not the first time a Russian costume has been worn on the sculpture.
“I can remember that he was already dressed in an astronaut costume. Now I have the honor to pass on a costume based on the uniform of an officer of the Imperial Guard, ”the Russian ambassador said.
For over 300 years, the tradition of dressing up sculpture has been maintained in Brussels. The statue, whose height is only 60 centimeters, has already tried on more than a thousand outfits. Usually Manneken Pis is dressed up to celebrate important dates or events in the country and the world. By June 14, the sculpture will change its costume. This time he will be disguised in NATO colors in honor of the upcoming summit of the organization in Brussels.
Previously, tourists named their most disappointing sights while traveling. These include the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Also on the list were the Charles Bridge in Prague, the Manneken Pis fountain in Brussels and the Versailles palace and park ensemble in the suburbs of Paris.