A slightly more imposing angle of the Bull at Birmingham’s Burlington arcade. The statue which is officially entitled “The Guardian” watched over the town centre and the Burlington arcade. Standing at 7 ft 3 in tall it is cast in bronze. It was created by Laurence Broderick and has become a very popular photographic feature for visitors to Birmingham. The statue was vandalised in 2005 requiring that it be removed for repairs, but was returned to its spot again later that year. The sculptor has given his support to calls for the statue to be renamed “Brummie the Bull”. However, it is more widely known as simply “The Bull.” The sculpture was vandalised again in 2006.