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... 8217;s David. Now that truly lived up to all my expectations. What a magnificent statue! We looked at more of Michelangelo’s sculptures, and then reconvened out front after about 45 minutes. I mean, really, how much time does one need to circumnavigate the David? But seriously though, I learned that he was from the tale of David and Goliath (I didn’t know that until then) - and behind his back he is holding his legendary sling with ...
... emotions shown on the mothers and the soldiers faces.
After the Uffizi we walked across the main square to a pasta place for lunch. Best. Pasta. Ever. The pasta was perfect, al dante. And the sauce was the best part. You could taste the basil and the other ingredients that made it delicious, and it was blended together perfectly. Yum.
Then we explored the city some and eventually went back to our hotel to rest. (We had been up ...
... a word impressive. Carved from a single block of marble already worked on by two sculptures before him (both of whom gave up), a 26 year old Michelangelo took up his most challenging and famous work. When the statue of the nude boy-warrior, depicted for the first time as a man in the prime of his life rather than a young boy, assumed the pedestal in front of Palazzo Vecchio in 1504, Florentines immediately adopted the statue of David who defeated the giant Goliath, as ...
... pushing their way past another ethnic group to better seize a view or a magnificent work of art. It can certainly lessen the emotional response intended by the artist, ‘ey wot?
But the overarching issue was still the lack of time and the gnawing feeling that the day was slipping by and we had only scratched the surface.
So let’s put Florence and it’s magic into the win-column in spite ...
... given my restaurant luck our little map is not enough to help us find the location and our stomachs give up and we end up having a nice lunch in the Piazza Sante Croce. After lunch we have some gelato while waiting for the Basilica di Santa Croce to open for visiting. We walk over to the Information center to pick up a more detailed map (the information by the train station was closed at the early hour we arrived) and then we are ready to visit Santa Croce. This church is ...
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