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 Picture Library 2015 - https://copyrighthub.org/s0/hub1/creation/maryevans/MaryEvansPictureID/10282560
Development of trench warfare in France by Matania
Protecting the man and armouring the trench. French soldiers wearing the new steel helmet holding an armoured trench during a violent German artillery bombardment. The picture also shows how trenches themselves became further protected such as with the revolving steel cupola which was captured from the Germans and used by the French against the enemy. Scene shows a French armoured trench under heavy enemy fire. All the men are wearing the new steel helmets and are seeking shelter from the severe overhead bombardment. Drawn by Fortunino Matania from photographic material.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Statues and moat at the Southern Gateway to Angkor Thom Cambodia 2n
Angkor Thom, Cambodia - 19 January 2005
A triumph of Medieval Khmer culture, the treasures of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom in Cambodia are incomparable. Angkor Thom (Great City) was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. It was established in the late twelfth century by King Jayavarman VII. Many of its temples were submerged by tropical forest for centuries, and trees continue to shatter and pierce the ruins. This imposing bridge, guarded by a statues and moats, is at the southern entrance to the city, seen at sunrise.
© Jon Bower at Apexphotos