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... of whom gave up). This 5.2 metre statue of the nude boy warrior David is Michelangelo's most famous work and was also his most challenging.
We were fortunate that there is currently a Pablo Picasso and Spanish Modernity exhibition on covering the years 1910 to 1963. The exhibition showcased 90 works by Picasso and other artists including Dali. It is the first time some of these paintings have been on display other than ...
... 35 degrees .. Or hotter?
As the sun sets we stop by Piazza Michaelangelo on the way home to check out the view and then a park to see a weekly Sunday concert that had just started. The band was very good. A nice escape from our tourist activities and a very relaxing ...
... only ones caught with the poor weather.
Our hotel was easy to find as we had walked by it on our trip in by train several days earlier. One of the guides that we had read suggested that Florence was better appreciated through its indoor masterpieces than its city scape. We can agree as we have spent time in Siena and now in Ravenna; both much prettier cities.
But the art and sculpture, the frescoes would be hard to beat ...
... and the basilicas are world renowned.
First stop was the Galleria dell'Accademia to see the many works by Michelangelo, including his famous unfinished sculpture pieces dating back to the 1500's.
But the highlight of visiting the Galleria is viewing his statue of David. This piece is awe inspiring for it's sheer size. It's over 5 metres tall and stands directly under the dome of the Galleria, perfectly lit by both natural ...
... too for coffee and more catching up. He is off to Milan tomorrow, so we will see him next in Pompeii next week. It has been wonderful catching up.
We headed back to the B&B after dinner quite tired after another busy day. We are doing so much more walking than during our normal day at home, and the floors of all these museums and palaces are so hard, our feet are really worn out by the end of the day!! But the memories make it worth it!!