This isn't the real DAVID.
This is the copy that stands in the Palazzo della Signoria in Florence.
It's a bit grubby but still quite impressive.
We queued for about an hour outside the very unimpressive building that is
the Galleria dell' Accademia.In a very unimpressive area of Florence too, I might say.
But the wait was worth it.
Instead of finding huge crowds inside all was calm and serene.
I was afraid it would be like the Mona Lisa in the Louvre where people stand shoulder to shoulder holding their cameras high to try to get a photo from a long way off.
I didn't know that I would be so affected by seeing this marvel.
But I was !
It is HUGE -a towering 17 feet high ( 5.17m ) - and so wonderful !
You are able to sit on benches around it and just gaze in wonder at it.
You can get very close to it and see the detail of the workmanship.
It is truly an amazing work of art.
The best thing that I have ever seen.
Something everyone should see once in their life if they can.
PS. No photos allowed, the above photo is from Google Images.