Italy is full of marvels hidden in plain sight. Beautiful and Inspiring… Funny and Disconcerting… Glorious and Silly… Every new day brings shocks of recognition. Can I share some of these with you?
That is crazy ~ who in the world would put this in their shower? I guess if you live in a city where there are naked David's everywhere, it woudn't feel very imposing to have him in the shower, as well....just part of the scenery!! How much was this "fixture"?
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Actually, I would have installed this "fixture" in MY SHOWER in a minute, if I had space for it. (I have reached an age where I have ceased worrying about "the competition".) For years, I saw this "Davide in mosaico" a couple of times a day - it was five minutes from where I live, right behind the Archivio di Stato. Then, two summers ago, my brother and I finally got around to photographing it. And almost immediately, this kitchen and bathroom showroom closed down and a masterpiece of Davidiana disappeared. (This happens terrifyingly often... But then, my brother does most of his photographing during the summer and in Italy - or at least in Florence - leases normally expire in August.)
Good to know you are secure in yourself!! And, indeed, it would be hard to compete with a naked David. How sad that shops seem to close often...I have noticed that in your other posts. So, socialism isn't working so great? ;>(
Being secure in oneself is one thing. Choosing not to think about "certain issues" is another! Old family shops have been closing like mad across Europe, due to a lethal mixture of botched capitalism and botched socialism (which no one can really tell apart these days.)