David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504 by Michelangelo.
It is a 5.17-metre (17.0 ft) marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David, a favoured subject in the art of Florence. Originally commissioned as one of a series of statues of prophets to be positioned along the roofline of the east end of Florence Cathedral, the statue was placed instead in a public square, outside the Palazzo della Signoria, the seat of civic government in Florence, where it was unveiled on 8 September 1504. The statue was later moved to the Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence, in 1873.
During our visit we managed to get a few decent shots of the statue amid the huge crowds of visitors. Although it took almost 2 hours of standing in line to get in, the wait was well worth it.
Yes, we also clowned around and took some…more inappropriate shots…which I’m definitely not putting here. That’s what Facebook is for anyways.
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