September – On this day

Michelangelo’s statue David was unveiled in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence. The statue made of marble stands over 5 metres tall (including the base on which it stands) the statue took Michelangelo 3 years to complete with work beginning in 1501. During WWII the statue was encased in brick to protect it from damage.

Picture credit: “Michelangelo-David JB01” by Jörg Bittner Unna – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons –