Very nice, BRAVO!
Thank you, Sovran!
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factories in this town, but they're all closed except 2 or 3 and there used to be American forces in town but they were withdrawn.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".
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.
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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Photo taken in Pirmasens, Germany
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