24 June 2020

Humans for scale

At the top, Michelangelo's famous "David" statue, and below a flag flown on a Spanish ship at the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar.  (Links are vias; I don't have source material).  Photo credit Alberto Pizzoli/AFP for the David one.


  1. I had no idea 'David' is 17 ft. high.

  2. "David" was meant to be atop of Brunelleschi's dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiori in Florence but, due to popular demand, remained at ground level.


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