A Firenze da Paolo
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... and then headed to the Galleria Academia to see David. David was very cool, but we were less impressed with the collection of religious Franciscan art that was displayed there. We much more enjoyed the Galileo museum that we visited afterward. Yes, I know we are super nerdy. But dang, the old science experiments and demonstrations were so cool. We left the museum, got some dinner and then ran to catch our train to Venice.
... Leonardo Da Vinci was painted circa 1470-1475 and was restored in 1998. Under the direction of Verrochio, the early style of Da Vinci is documented. Attributed to his talented hand are parts of the landscape, parts of Jesus and part of the angel in the profile. I am not a huge art lover, but I have desire to experience culture and I do appreciate certain works. Every now and then something really stands out to me and these two pieces are examples of such.
... more food by himself than what Jeff and I had been eating for two meals and two people combined! He was not a big guy, but apparently he was a very hungry one!
Back to the Friary and guess what, Jeff had no signal on his phone. He tried calling and it wouldn’t go through. I tried emailing Fr. Because it seemed my phone had picked up on the Friary Wi-Fi since we were standing outside the door. Finally, Jeff wandered around the street until he had a ...
... but it was worth a visit. Even more than David, I was amazed by Giambologna's 'Rape of the Sabines' which is a three-figure composition constructed along a spiralling vortex. It is an intricate, winding creation. I couldn't get over how much detail and talent went into the making of this statue.
After the Accademia, we headed to the suburbs for a vintage Fiat tour of Tuscany countryside. Overall, this had to be one of my favourite days ...
... only settle for the real thing. So off to the galleria he went whilst I continued street walking. Two hours later, he emerged all excited, exclaiming about the sheer size of the statue and the detail in the sculpture right down to the veins in his hands - made me wish I had gone in!