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Saturday, 3 September 2016

Why Priyanka Karki Touch the Bronze Balls of Wall Street Charging Bull?

Posted by Anup Baral September 3rd, 2016 :

The Wall Street Bull also known as Charging Bull or the Bowling Green Bull that has come to symbolize New York’s financial industry and Wall Street. Who would know that it was originally a piece of illegal guerrilla art?

Artist Arturo Di Modica created the Wall Street Bull sculpture following the 1987 stock market crash as a symbol of the “strength and power of the American people.” On December 15, 1989, Di Modica secretly transported the bull to Lower Manhattan and installed it beneath a 60-foot Christmas tree in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Broad Street as a Christmas gift to the people of New York. People flocked to see the bull, but the police ended up seizing the sculpture and placed it into an impound lot. A public outcry and pressure from New Yorkers, led the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to officially install it two blocks south of the Exchange in the plaza at Bowling Green.
Standing 11 feet tall and 16 feet long, this 7100 pound bronze 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 has become a popular tourist destination which draws thousands of people a day. Apparently if you rub the nose you’ll be financially prosperous. But trying to fight your way through the tourists to get a picture is impossible. A much better picture opportunity is to head to the back of the bull, climb underneath, and grab that bull by the balls.

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.