The Statue of David has always been one of the statues I wanted to make sure I saw in my lifetime. It’s a statue we know is world famous and is often described as “PERFECTION” in every sense of the word. As a travel blogger I sometimes have a habit of coming up with blog post ideas of things I am going to do or see before even doing or seeing them. I had been thinking oh man I am going to be seeing the Statue of David and well he is a naked man so I am sure I will be able to come up with some clever funny post once I see him. Kind of like what I did when I visited “Mona Lisa” in Paris. Let me tell you how wrong I was and what happened instead.
I made my way into the museum and as I turned the corner I was already in awe. At the end of a long corridor you can see the Statue of David standing there in a majestic pose. My 1st thought was “Holy shit he is huge, that is a big statue.” He draws me in like no other statue has ever done before. I walk in closer with my camera in hand ready to take a few photos as soon as I am about to snap a lady yells “PHOTO NO OF DAVID” and points to a sign. I curse in my mind, but let things go and enjoy just watching him. I like everyone else cannot seem to take my eyes off him and walking around in circles looking at him from every angle.
I take a seat and spend about an hour just looking at him. A million thoughts are crossing my mind. I just can’t believe how beautiful he is and how perfect his body is. I get a little jealous, because it makes me realize damn isn’t that a body every man on earth would love to have? I know I would, but am to lazy to get it. I mean his chiseled muscular arms; legs, abs and ass are just perfect.
I pay no attention to his penis, because even though it is small on the statue I already came to conclusion David is a GROW-ER. We all know some men are grow-ers and some are show-ers! I like growers because it’s like a surprise, because we never know how big it’s going to get until it grows and well as for David he has kept us in suspense for hundreds of years. We will never know.
As I sat there I also started wondering and thinking about all the statues I have seen as I have traveled and realized just about all of them are of people with beautiful bodies (both male and female). It makes me wonder if even hundreds and thousands of years ago people were obsessed with having a beautiful skinny-toned body like we are today?
The time came for me to leave, but knew I had to get a few shots of him before doing so. I was able to sneak in 5 shots the 4 below and the one I used for my 5 Photo Round Up for Week 39. They are not the best, since I was taking them from my waste and not looking at the screen so I would not get caught. Take your time though and look at them. I got one from every angle so you can see the detail that was put into him and you can see how he is the most beautiful nude man in the world.
After seeing the original and replica of David I must advice you to pay the extra $$$ to see the original if you are ever in Florence. The replica does not compare to the original in any way. Yes they are identical, but it does not draw you in or leave you in awe like the original does. Even now sometimes I can’t stop thinking about him. So am I right isn’t he the most beautiful nude man in the world? Have you seen the original David what are your thoughts on it? Do you think even hundreds of years ago people obsessed over how they looked? Have you ever visited a statue that has just left you in awe and speechless, because it’s just too beautiful for words? Is this “PERFECTION” or have we been “CONDITIONED” to think that THIS is PERFECT?