Europe · Italy

When I met David

I have to be honest – Florence was too crowded and touristy for my taste. But did you really think I was going to leave Firenze without seeing Michelangelo’s David? THE David? I saw him and he was an incredible piece of art, that I had to constantly look at the back of my hands to compare my veins with his. He is truly a masterpiece.

Museum staff watch visitors like vultures. Taking photos is prohibited but I did anyway!
Museum staff at the Galleria dell’Accademia watch visitors like vultures. Taking photos is prohibited but I did anyway. Look at the upper right side: that’s a camera!

Florence is unique. Imagine one big Renaissance art outdoor museum with a vibrant retail scene and a trattoria/gelateria/pizzeria on every corner.

 P.S. David’s butt is really tight and nice! :P

Huge statues are in the piazzas, including a replica of the David in Piazza Signoria.
Huge statues are in the piazzas, including a replica of the David in Piazza Signoria.
A stranger took my photo with the fake David. Not bad!
A stranger took my photo with the fake David. Not bad!
See, it's really like an outdoor museum...
See, it’s really like an outdoor museum…
...but so crowded with tourists!
…but so crowded with tourists!
The Duomo cathedral is the most iconic landmark of Florence. It is one of the 'Big 3' of Italy, the other two being the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Rome's Colosseum.
The Duomo cathedral is the most iconic landmark of Florence. It is one of the ‘Big 3’ of Italy, the other two being the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Rome’s Colosseum.
Here's what it looks like under that famous Dome.
Here’s what it looks like under that famous Dome.
Some people go to Florence just to shop.
Some people go to Florence just to shop.
The streets were filled with interesting things!
The streets are full of interesting things!
The Ferragamo headquarters, street art and gelato everywhere!
The Ferragamo headquarters, street art and gelato everywhere!

Travel: October 2013

 

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