Sunday, January 11, 2009

Postcard from Florence

Of all the magnificient statues I've seen in Rome and Florence this week, I have to say this is one of the most impressive ones. The expressions on the faces are simply spectacular, as are the details of the muscle tones and arches of the bodies.

Entitled, Rape (Abduction) of the Sabine Women by Giovann Da Bologna, this statue sits on a pubic space in Piazza della Signora in Florence.

15 comments:

april said...

Yes, really spectacualr (much better than David ;-)

Olivier said...

un beau weekend dans la ville éternelle, et superbe statue.

a beautiful weekend in the Eternal City, and beautiful statue.

Peter said...

I'm happy you made it not only to Rome but also to Florence! Two magnificient cities (and there are many more of them in Italy)!

Bravo for posting during your trip! When I travel, I don't -
I'm on "holidays"! :-)

Changes in the wind said...

Wonderful....thanks for sharing your wonderful trip with us bloggers.

Hilda said...

I've always thought that this sculpture is so well done, it's actually painful to look at.

Virginia said...

You are giving us quite a tour Ming. This is just lovely. Keep posting. I'm with Peter, posting on a trip is hard work but we are loving it.
V

alex said...

Thank you Ming and Happy new year !
(sorry to be so late but the French traditions autorise us one month to wish happy new year)

How lucky you are to travel in Italy.
Enjoy your trip.

Anonymous said...

A Sabine kidnapping and a man capture! Wonderful and suggestive

Anonymous said...

Where does the statue sit again? ;)

Ken Mac said...

stunning shot! Perfect angle. Have a great time Ming.

USelaine said...

What a glorious city to see! Thanks for all of these, and have a gelato for me!

Paz said...

Magnificent, indeed. Keep having a good time.

Happy and safe travels,
Paz

annulla said...

Glad you are having a great time. That statue brings back fond memories. I once, briefly lived around the corner from Piazza della Signora.

Blather From Brooklyn

Rafe T said...

Sigh, I miss going to Florence. So many amazing restaurants and a great walking city.

L.Shaw said...

'bello!