Saturday, 14 March 2015

World Square, The Challenge

"The Challenge" is a bronze sculpture of a bull created by Alan Somerville in 1999. It stands in the middle of the Hordern Arcade in World Square, with entry from the corner of Pitt Street and Liverpool Street. The plaque reads: The bull, a mythological beast, is the embodiment of spirituality and symbolises the qualities of strength, endurance and tenacity necessary in meeting the many challenges encountered in achieving success.


  1. Jim, just a little more fierce than the bull on Wall Street!

  2. I love the pure strength of the sculpture. Fantastic shot. Have a great weekend.

  3. Modern, while reminiscent of an older tradition. Expressive

    Have a great weekend!

  4. I am always amazed by great sculpture. I love looking at the details in the neck -- you can see such emotion.

  5. In Brisbane, there are statues too.

  6. You can sure see the challenge in this statue :-) Love the reflections in your shot. Thanks for sharing. #SundaysinMyCity

  7. It's pretty amazing because it manages to look like it is somehow suspended in motion. You can sense the tension in the muscles.

  8. It should have been put on Martin Place or other prominent Sydney City Public Spaces so public and tourists can see, touch and take photos.
    It is a shame not to put this in a more prominent place.
    We have truly a much stronger and powerful bull than any other city in the whole world, unfortunately City Council have decided to put bronze birds around the place where no one can see, touch or even notice !!


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