Uffizi, Florence

It was with great excitement and enthusiasm that I stepped into Uffizi only to find a big ‘no photography’ board right in front. A sixteenth century building, it is famed to be the most famous art museums of the Western world. This was opened to public as museum in 1765. It is best to book tickets to Uffizi in advance; else chances are that you will find the lines painfully long.

Luckily I did some good planning and had my tickets which ensured a smooth entry. I passed countless paintings and statues. Rooms with more famous paintings were crowded, with tourists hovering around them for longer time absorbing in leisure. Obviously that had to be, tourists come from miles away and all they can carry away are visual memories. Here is the greatest collection of Renaissance art in the world and there is so much to see. The rooms are themed, individual artists, schools of art or with those belonging to different periods. It is convenient to trace the course of art from the thirteenth century, through the roots of the Renaissance, past the greatest flowerings of Florentine art and on through Mannerism and up to the eighteenth century.

It is so rightly said that no visit to Florence is complete without a visit to Uffizi. Here is a shot of the copy of David just outside Uffizi for Skywatch.

Artists at Uffizi, Florence
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37 Responses to “Uffizi, Florence

  • Nice picture from little David, did you see the original in the Accademia Museum ?

    greetings, Joop

  • You still sound so excited about it and that is understandable. There is good stuff everywhere you look at even if it´s only copies.

  • Must be a real experience.
    And as photography is not allowed one has to absorb everything.

  • Very nice photo.Greetings Andrzej.

  • Many beautiful photos! 🙂

  • Nice of them to put a copy of David outside for you to photograph against the sky, Indrani. Seriously, it's nice that they have put copies outside since there's no photography allowed inside. Of course thousands of camera flashes per day would be very damaging to works of art.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely photo with us.
    — K

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

  • wow, this piece is so beautiful, we have a replica of this in Davao, but it reaped a controversy owing to the conservativity of our environment…

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  • beautifully profiled..

  • You have shared your trip with such joy and awe that it is the very next best thing to having been there myself in the places that I haven't been. It's a delightful trip and I look forward to your photos each week! Have a lovely weekend, Indrani!

    Sylvia

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  • Sounds like a fantastic visit. I love your shot.

  • No photography! How frustrating as Italy's wonders fall to the ground left and right. Beautiful shots, though!

  • Interesting. I am also disappointed by that board many places.

  • it's disappointing not to be able to snap some shots inside but for the good of them, it's best not too.

    i'm sure even without digital reminder, the experience would remain with you forever.

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  • Lovely photo. Our museum allowed photography but no flash or videos.

  • This brings back memories of our own trip 10 years ago.

  • Good shot Indrani.

  • oh, thanks for showing us David.:p
    i have always wondered why photography was allowed in the Louvre.

  • Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
    thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

    Regards, Bram

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  • Marvellous shot! And what an experience…

  • It is a beautiful piece of art.

  • aw, too bad for the no foto policy but tnx for the heads up.
    i'm also reading your previous posts ah, when you talk about florence or italy for that matter, it's always interesting and the architecture's tremendously amazing. ^0^

  • Sounds like you loved Europe :))
    Lovely story written Indrani !!
    You have captured him very cool …
    Perfectly shot (as ever 😉

    We are back
    we try to blog again !!!!

    ((hugs))
    Kareltje =^.^=
    Anya

  • Its true that the lines are painfully long. But the treasures housed there are well worth the wait ! I bought a couple of postcard booklets showing the more famous paintings.

  • We had the same problem in Greece, where we were sometimes not allowed to take photos, some we were allowed to do so but without flashing or using tripods.
    Your photo of David is great!

  • WOW! Must have been quite an experience. I have seen so many of these statues in so many movies. Would love to visit one day. hopefully soon.

  • I guess I can understand why the museum does not allow photography, but it's a shame you couldn't get pictures of all that fabulous art you saw. But your words make it obvious you thoroughly enjoyed your visit.

  • oh beautiful.. I simply enjoyed my there.. and looking at your post.. feel like I want to get on the next flight..

  • Many a times, I am not out off by the No Photography board if it is to maintain scantity or preserve paintings. The copy of David is good, Wonder if you have seen the original

  • that no photography board is such a pain!! i just returned from Tirupati,where I itched to use a camera, but couldnt!!

  • The best of the bests! Amazing city!

  • I think generally it should not be forbidden to take photos in the silence mode and without flash.
    Very nice shot of the David.

  • Nice picture and sound information about Florence, thanks.

  • How nice it would be for those who are not fortunate to travel to these places if photography were allowed.Is not the pupose and end of art to make many happy.
    Nice post

  • I have had very few instances of no photograph allowed in the museums I've visited. Almost always, the modern art museums allow it and most of the others unless there is a traveling exhibition. The Frick in NYC allows NO photos, at all, ever…

    I didn't realize there was a copy of David, though he is looking very well! 😉

    Great post.

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  • Must be something to be there!

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