|Visitors capturing a shot of David in Florence|
Nevertheless, we had to arm ourselves with raincoats and umbrellas for the day. We took the train there which took about 50 minutes and after we arrived our first order of the day was to go to the Galleria dell'Accademia, where we had tickets to go in between 10.15am and 10.30am.
|An unfinished sculpture for the pope's tomb|
|The Virgin Mary holding the body of Christ|
|David looking like he is ready to strike Goliath|
There is a tree trunk at the bottom of his right leg to support the statue, though it has some cultural significance, being an olive tree which represents peace. The enlarged hands may mean the importance of strong hands, the hands of a worker.
|See the leather slingshot over David's back?|