|epicentre near Greve in Chianti|
|To be avoided at all costs: a replica of the David, shattered in an earthquake, on display as an installation at California State University, Fullerton|
Even before the earthquakes, plans were underway to provide David with a shock-proof plinth, but now efforts will be accelerated.There is nothing like present danger for focussing the mind - and public opinion. It would be a very poor show if one of the world's most famous statues, and the symbol of Florence's defiant independence as a Republic, were to crumble.
Meanwhile, the tremors continue...
|In 2010: another replica of the David, in marble dust and fibre-glass, was briefly located on the Duomo, where the original should have been displayed.|