Statua del David, Florence, Italy, 1999

SUMMER 1999 – The setting sun illuminates the replica of the Statua del David at the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

When in Florence, do it like the – other countless tourists you will encounter! 🙂 For example: Take a decent photo of the David Statue in front of the Uffizi, said to be the best known sculpture in human history.

We were lucky enough to catch this beautiful late-afternoon impression. David is still mostly illuminated by the setting sun, throwing nice shadows to the wall behind him. For some strange reason, the tourists were all ducking away so it seems as if we were the only visitors at the time (we were not.)

Please note, though, that on the Piazza there’s just a replica. The original is exhibited in the Galleria dell’Accademia.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & TimeSummer 1999
LocationFlorence, Italy
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4084 x 5680 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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