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In any country, the streets offer great fodder for your lens. I recently did a photo feature on New York in CLAY and most of them were around Manhattan. On most days, I used to hang out at Wall Street and take a long walk across Fulton Street to the South Sea Port. When tired, I used to return to the Battery Park and watch people, birds and squirrels .The site of the WTC along with the Trinity Church was one of the places thronged by tourists. As the Financial Centre was at Wall street, one of the attractions was a massive sculpture of a charging bull which seemed to be the favourite of the tourists. There was always a group of tourists out there waiting in turn to pose for pictures and if they found no place in front of the bull, they would take a picture against its rear . Wiki says that the bull was featured in the movie Kal Ho Na Ho..I found it amusing to watch this crowd as it would be like a continuous session of posers and photographers.In fact there were so many people that I could not get a single picture of the entire bull.


  1. Anu 13 April, 2010 at 15:57 Reply

    wow!! did u know there was one like this installed outside the BSE??? and there was a furore when the markets crashed! dont know if its still there.. and i wonder how many people have seen it!

  2. asha 13 April, 2010 at 17:59 Reply

    The love and passion of the crafts man’s work shines through the bull. amzing piece of art work. little wonder so many people want to be seen with the bull.

  3. Trotter 14 April, 2010 at 03:05 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi! The problem is that it looks a rather bear market, not bullish… 😉

    Blogtrotter Two is waiting for you in Turkey… 😉 Enjoy and have a great week!!

  4. Jil Jil Ramamani 14 April, 2010 at 09:17 Reply

    Personally, there are these moments when I go some place hoping to see this one thing that has caught my fancy only to see a band of tourists claiming it to be their own ‘special thing to see’. I simply hate it. So much.

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