Wordless Wednesday: The Bull and the Goddess

This striking statue of a life-size bronze bull seemingly bursting up through the paving bricks of Cathedral Square in Breisach am Rhein, was created in 2000 by local artist, Helmut Lutz. Standing on the bull’s back, is the nude figure of a woman, reaching for a star.


The statue commemorates the early vote in 1950 to form a united Europe, and is based on the story in Greek mythology, in which Zeus in the form of a bull, abducts the Phoenician princess Europa.