Saturday, April 9, 2011


Of course Mr. Hunter and friends visited the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence so that they could bask in the glow of Michelangelo's David.  
But the Accademia has these rules lately that you can't take photos in the museum!  (This is pretty typical of museums in Italy.)

Mr. Hunter had to make do by posing with the replica David that stands in the Piazza della Signoria.

But we recommend that you visit the real David, too.  It's such a famous statue, but when we saw the David in person, he was astonishing.  He had a profoundly beautiful energy.

It was a delicious feeling, by the way, to wander around in the Piazza della Signoria and think about Lucy Honeychurch and George Emerson in A Room with a View.  Remember the scene in which Lucy faints in the piazza, and George catches her?

Piazza della Signoria
Florence, Italy
June 2008

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