Osborne Bull

One of the famous Osborne bulls, as seen from Torre del Mar. In 1994 the EU passed a law prohibiting all roadside advertising of alcoholic beverages, and the bulls were therefore due to be removed. However, public pressure resulted in the signs being retained, but completely blacked out to remove all reference to the original advertisers. The Court eventually ruled that these signs could remain on the grounds that had become a part of the landscape and have ‘aesthetic or cultural significance’.

Osborne Bull