The Wall Street Bull is located at the corner of a small park at the end of Broadway in the financial district, called Bowling Green.This park has been around since the beginnings of New Amsterdam, which later became New York City. There was the famous story in this park, about the statue of King George III, and when they read the newly made Declaration of Independence in late July of 1776, they melted down the statue, and made bullets of of it.
The current statue faces the rest of Manhattan, and especially Wall Street and the Stock Market. It is meant to represent the "Bull" Market, meaning a good market to sell stocks in. It was installed as a type of Gurellia Art movement, across the street from the Stock Market in the Christmas time of 1989. The police moved it and impounded it, but the people wanted to see it, so they put it Bowling Green, and for over 26 years, the Bull statue sits has stat at the corner, ready to charge.
Now there are a few ways to take a photo with the bull. First, is the straight up front shot right next to it. Second, is to climb on top of it, around the head area, and take a picture. Thirdly, and now wildly popular, is to go to the back of it, and take a picture of you with its large, oversized balls. Now knowing a classy man like my father, guess where he had his photo taken. Thats right, the ball shot. In the days after 9/11, and when we all knew Osama Bin Laden was the man who did the whole thing, someone put a picture of his face on the ass of the Bull. Pretty nice if you ask me.
So that is the Charging Bull Statue. I hope you enjoyed it, and hopefully get to see it one day, and take a photo with it, THE RIGHT WAY!
Have you ever seen the Charging Bull Statue? Would you want to go and see it? If you were to see it, which photo would you take with it?
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