While some travel sights in the world evoke emotion, others truly inspire awe. These are the grandest places on the planet and often leave visitors speechless. They are difficult to describe because words seem inadequate. In this series, I will explore those sights that I have found to be the most awe-inspiring. I’m sure everyone has their own personal list of these sights, but these are “my very best.”
In my estimation, the sculpture of David, by Michelangelo, is the world’s greatest sculpture, a tribute to the artistry, skill, and imagination of Man. Carved from a single piece of marble in the early 16th Century, it has become a symbol of the Renaissance, that period of explosion in the Arts, which signaled the end of the Dark Age for mankind.
The original sculpture can be found in Florence, Italy, in a museum known as the Academia Gallery.
The sculpture portrays the Biblical hero, David, who defeated Goliath with his slingshot. The detail of Michelangelo’s masterpiece is amazing, down to the rippling of his muscles and the veins of his hand.