Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Outdoor Statues: Charging Bull

 I took yhis picture about a year ago and got caught up in school and other life activities and I didn't post it. I was downtown for a meetup at South street seaport so I went early to take some pictures since I'm rarely in this area. I kid you not, I was across the street from the bull and no one was around the thing, but no sooner did I cross over to take a picture all these people/tourists appeared! I hate having random people in my photos unless they are interesting or in this case there is too large a crowd and no one is moving anytime soon. A little wikipedia info below.

Charging Bull, which is sometimes referred to as the Wall Street Bull or the Bowling Green Bull, is a 3,200 kilograms (7,100 lb) bronze sculpture by Arturo Di Modica that stands in Bowling Green Park near Wall Street in Manhattan, New York City. Standing 11 feet (3.4 m) tall[1] and measuring 16 feet (4.9 m) long,[2] the oversize sculpture depicts a bull, the symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity, leaning back on its haunches and with its head lowered as if ready to charge. The sculpture is both a popular tourist destination which draws thousands of people a day, as well as "one of the most iconic images of New York"[3] and a "Wall Street icon"[4] symbolizing "Wall Street" and the Financial District.
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