Tuesday 9 PM
David’s allergies were pretty bad today so we hung around the hotel this morning for a bit before going to the Archaelogical Museum. It was pretty meh – few things were labeled in English and the museum itself didn’t seem terribly well kept up. Afterwards we had a late lunch and sat for a while – we had tickets to the Galleria Accademia at 3 so we had time to burn (why did I make those so late? Oh well…) then got in line for the Accademia. (which houses Michaelangelo’s David)
The street outside the Accademia is pretty crazy – long lines to get in (although the line with tickets is much shorter!) and a ton of street vendors selling art and whatnots. The gallery itself is pretty good (and not too big – a plus!) but of course the highlight is the David statue. One thing that pictures don’t convey is how big it is – I believe it’s around 15 feet tall, and so it’s very imposing. It’s an amazing piece of art and I’m glad I was able to see it again.
Not much else today – had a late dinner because tonight is Fashion Night in Florence, so a lot of restaurants are full or have weird menus. Tomorrow we’re going to see The Dark Knight Returns which should be fun.
Oh, and apparently Mitt Romney said something about the 47% of Americans that don’t pay federal income taxes. I feel like I’ve written about this before, but if not: write about it, future me! [Ed: Done, past me!]