The Osborne bull (Toro de Osborne) is a landmark in Spain and is the symbol of the Osborne brandy and sherry.
The monstrous black bull (14m tall) stands out on the high points of many roads.
I remember seeing one or more of them when I travelled through Spain in the 70s and more recently in 2007. A couple of weeks ago we saw one on the road to Granada, on a freeway, not a convenient place to stop.
After a litte research, Bruce decided to go find the nearest bull to Barcelona, a mere 270km away on the road to Zaragosa. They are, after all, very photogenic.
Fortunately he was there and in excellent condition.
And even more exciting, he had a mate a little further down the road.
We took the opportunity to pop into Zaragoza, a beautiful city that hosted the World Fair in 2008, with the theme “Water and Sustainable Development”.
It was a long but fruitful 600km drive on a Saturday afternoon!
What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon. All I can say is wish we were there again!