We had dinner in the Gallery of the Accademia di Belle Arti with one of the finest pieces of sculpture ever created, Michelangelo’s David.
David was created between 1501 and 1504 when Michelangelo was 25 years old. David was made out of one piece of carrara marble that weighed 18,000 pounds. The piece of marble was rolled down the hill from the marble quary to the river where it was loaded on a barge and brought to Florence. I don’t know how it got to Michelangelo’s studio from the river, maybe on some sort of a sled. David is 5.17 meters tall or as we in America measure, he is 17’tall. (one foot= 0.3048 meters) He is beyond imagining beautiful. You can see the veins in his hands and the muscles in his legs.
Attached are the pictures of our dinner table in the gallery before they turned on all the lights and after they turned on all the lights.
I think we also have a picture of desert…Yes, we have a picture some really good cream and pudding with raspberry sauce. Served with Italian Champagne…Prosecco.
It is hard to see me in the picture with David but my head is blocking out the left side of the image in the picture that has just David in the light.