Artists at Uffizi, Florence

My last post on Uffizi evoked questions like ‘whether I saw the original David at Accademia museum’. I did see it and I managed to take a shot of the original David. Photography is not permitted here too but there was no big board and as I entered the hall I clicked only to hear the security personnel shouting seconds later ‘No Photography!’ A couple of other photographers too managed shots before we neatly packed our cameras back in our bags.

The narrow stretch between Uffizi’s two wings buzzes with business. There were people who set up their small stalls selling their art, artistes in various costumes posing with tourists, musicians entertaining… at one particular spot I felt I was crossing a statue, but he suddenly moved and I was completely taken aback. With so many statues around and his perfectly still pose, I couldn’t suspect him to be live. See the shot below of the artist.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Uffizi, Florence

41 Responses to “Artists at Uffizi, Florence

  • Hello Indrani

    These pictures are again very nice, all your italy pictures are great , i like them.

    greetings, Joop

  • Interesting post and great pictures.Greetings Andrzej.

  • Lovely pictures once again.

  • Its almost real 😉
    First class artists …
    I saw it also in Spain "Barcelona"
    its so fantastic !!
    Amazing shots Indrani

  • Good pics.

    Yes, we sometimes steal a shot 🙂

    Aloha from Waikiki 🙂

    Comfort Spiral


  • Wow – those statue artists are amazing.. just like your shots!

  • If you hadn't told us about the 'live' statue, I would never have guessed that he was a person. This section of your visit must have been fascinating. I hope your 'stealth' picture of the original David came out.

  • those street performers/live statues are so good at what they do, you would never ever think they're alive 🙂

    i sometimes shoot too until i get yelled at 🙂

  • Terrific captures as always, Indrani! And the street performers are amazing!! I do hope your 'stealth' picture of 'The" David came out well! Great post and photos as always! Hope you have a beautiful week!


  • lovely images!

  • Beautiful shots of the place. The sculpture of artist is nice.

  • The second photo is very very funny, Indrani. I've seen those "statue" performers in Barcelona and found them rather creepy, but this one is funny, and the older man isn't the least bit creepy. I imagine it must have been rather scary for you when a statue suddenly moved, however!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  • Great shots and I am always surprised by living statues. I usually think they are statues and then start looking closer.

  • Was hoping to see the shot of David here 🙂 Nice pix of street performers. Your posts are always a visual treat

  • being surrounded by living statues would be very entertaining, and a bit unnerving at first. then, it would just be fun to watch the next group of tourists being surprised!

  • Utterly incredible, my friend. What an exciting trip.

  • We spent so much time at the Uffizi that we didn't get to the Accademia, I'm glad you didn't miss it. Too bad we can't take pictures but I supposed they want to sell them.

  • the living statues can be deceiving. ^0^
    glad to hear you took an original of David, at least a foto for that matter, now it's priceless. ^0^
    hope to see more of your trips.

  • I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your trip in Italy dear Indrani. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos! 🙂

  • My goodness, that's not a statue?! Interesting. It must be hard to visit a place where photography is not allowed. I'm glad you managed to take some shots and showed them to us 🙂

  • Those street performers are really good actors! And the statutes are just so precious!

  • How clever to pose like a statue! Aren't these people great actors!!LOL!
    Your photos are excellent, but where is David? I mean the one you secretly took a photo of.
    Have a great day!

  • Great post.. Always fun to get some stealth photos LOL

  • sorry for the late reaction, but I had to do my job the whole day

    Beautiful My World Tuesday posting

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    Link to My Word Tuesday post!

    Seen on My World Tuesday

  • How interesting. Live statues. They last one does look like a real statue.

  • Love this!!! Really made me smile! 🙂

    My World

  • Nice photos and information about your trip. Thanks for sharing. Love the statues. I always love taking photos with them too. 🙂

  • i always wonder why they say "no photography" when we take them to appreciate it…?

    p.s. i like your pic of lord ganesha reading a book on your main page 🙂

  • Interesting shots, Indrani.
    The security personnel shouting ‘No Photography!’: the same thing in Turin's Cathedral for the Holy Shroud Exhibition.

  • Great pics, as usual… what is the first one making???

  • Lovely pictures and account as usual.

  • LOL ! Those "Living statues can be really creepy ! I jumped out of my skin the first time I saw one wink !

  • I love these statues, they are fun! The second shot is great.

  • And I dreamed of Firenze just last night!

  • One day I would love to visit Italy, but I have enjoyed going there through your photos Indrani, thank you.

  • What a wonderful and informative post. I do enjoy visiting your blog. I learn so much from your part of the world.

  • Very nice and interesting post with wonderful pictures.

  • Delightful images!

  • That red lip stick, did some one paint it on?

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