Amar 0 – Wall Street Bull 1

The Wall Street Bull. An iconic figure depicting aggressive financial optimism and prosperity, standing in the heart of the financial district. Now if you’ve been following my gap year blog for a while you’ll know that I like to take unique or original photos (read dangerous, crazy or reckless). Take the photo below for example. Sure it’s the Wall Street Bull. It’s a classic tourist photo.

I’m stood there thinking how can I make this more interesting? Then it occurs to me…

First I take a quick glance round. No police. Excellent. I’m going to ride the Wall Street Bull! Now let’s just put my foot in it’s mouth and….

Result! I’ve conquered the Wall Street Bull! The Charging Bull is vanquished and I sit triumphantly on its shoulders. It’s all over right? Wrong.

I think this picture was taken at the exact moment my mind and body registered what was going on. Let me drop some knowledge on you. The Wall Street Bull is 3200kg of bronze. Now bronze, for the less informed, is a metal. What happens to metal when it’s sat in directly sunlight in the height of summer? Hot. It was so very very hot. I burnt my hands and the inside of my legs. Yes ladies I did have to rub lotion into my thighs but it wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be.

Now with every episode in life I like to reflect. This is what I came up with:

Was it worth it?


Will I ever learn?


Lesson for my readers. Don’t mess with bulls…

Or a bull’s balls.


  • Fiona

    March 29, 2011

    Oh my, Amar.

  • Roy

    March 30, 2011

    Grab life by the balls, even if you get burnt. LOL

  • Erica

    April 4, 2011

    Awesome. Just… awesome.

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