Schlossbrunnen, Upper Level, Pirmasens, Germany

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Comments (5)

Niksa Sovran on July 27, 2007

Very nice, BRAVO!

©junebug on July 27, 2007

Thank you, Sovran!

©junebug on July 31, 2007

Many thanks for your comment, Ryan. Sorry, but I don't know why there are so many bulls in Pirmasens. Maybe it's supposed to be a sign of economic recovery? There used to be hundreds of shoe factories in this town, but they're all closed except 2 or 3 and there used to be American forces in town but they were withdrawn. A very high unemployment rate was the result of this unfortunate development. Now it seems slowly (very slowly!) the situation is improving. Maybe the bulls stand for a kind of "new optimism". Greetings, Anne

tinytynan on April 2, 2008

When did all of the bulls start popping up? I was stationed in Muenchweiler in the 80's and the only bull I remember is the bronze one atop the fountain in the foosganger zone. I have many fond memories of Pimesens. I've bragged that I used to live near the shoe capital of the world. I loved what they did in the area around the bull at christmas time. It was always very festive.

©junebug on April 3, 2008

Hello Tinytynan! Thanks for your visit and comment on this picture! How nice to meet someone who knows Pirmasens and the surroundings! Pirmasens has changed a little since you were stationed here. Most shoe factories have closed. But there is still a 'Christmas Market' in the area around this bull at Christmas time. Cheers, Anne

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