David

This morning Anna and I went to the Accademia gallery to see the awe inspiring David created my Michelangelo. The 17 ft. nude statue depicts a young man (David) about to slay his enemy- Goliath.

David was created by Michelangelo in 1501 and finished in 1504. He was originally outside a political building in the Piazza della Signoria . For its protection it was moved indoors due to a riot in 1873. In 1991 a fiberglass wall was placed around the statue due to a deranged man attacking David with a hammer he hid under his jacket.

Poor David has been through a lot…

Despite his past abuse he still stands proud and elegant, showing off his beautiful marble and flawless body. A site I didn’t want to give up.
When I walked around the corner I couldn’t help but smile, I was finally seeing a masterpiece I’ve read and heard so much about growing up. Thank God for creativity and Michelangelo!!

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(David’s poor foot)

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(One of Michelangelo’s apprentices sculpted this of Michelangelo before when he was 85. Right before he died.)

The rest of our afternoon was spent like this…

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Later in the evening, before dinner and a grocery run, we went to a coffee shop for drinks. We met a couple named James and Lela. It was great to sit next to them and talk about our travels through Italy.

That was the highlight of my evening!

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And then this happened…

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I love my family!! ūüíě

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