DAVID: Eight Degrees of Separation

Can we get there from here?

1501-4: Michelangelo sculpts a monumental marble David
to surmount a buttress at Florence Cathedral: 1

1504: The David is placed, instead, in front of 
Palazzo Vecchio: 2

1873: The original David is transferred to the Accademia Gallery: 3

Also in 1873: A marble replica is placed in front of the Palazzo Vecchio: 4

1960s: Piazza della Signoria (with the replica of Michelangelo's David) is documented by a photographer: 5

1980s: The resulting photograph is enlarged, transferred to formica and featured on a Traditional Floren- tine Tripe Stand: 6

2010: The tripe stand is captured in context by our eagle-eyed photographer: 7

2011: What you see is what you get...live and online!: 8

More Michelangelo's David?
More Mysteries of Florence?

PHOTOGRAPH: Florentine Street Scene ©Lyle Goldberg


  1. This is, on the surface, fun and ha ha...but as always, you posts are seductively thought provoking ~ if one wants them to be.

  2. Well, you know how it is... Some people want their thoughts provoked and some don't! The tripe stand in question (Ciao, Marco!)is right around the corner from my house and I have eaten there as recently as 45 minutes ago. However, the photo (which we shot in the summer of 2010) was rather lucky. A few weeks later, the shop changed hands and was given a new name. They still sell "intimate apparel" but it is no longer called INTIMISSIMI and the window displays are less mythic.

  3. Oh, how lucky you are, to live where you live....if only we had delicious tripe stands here in my part of the world ~ I would have nothing to complain about, ever!!