Last month I was with a company of friends and were invited in a monthly celebrated birthday of the daughter of one of my officemates. It was 5 pm traffic was somehow moderate to heavy here in davao city depending of the road situation. From downtown proper to catalunan pequeño passing through mc arthur highway it will takes us 1 hour or more to get there. One of my colleagues suggested the idea to pass by to matina aplaya road at the back of SM and visit the Statue of David replica since the dinner will start at 7 pm .
When we get there i park the vehicle, take a walk with them and take a some pictures at the park.
Statue of David Replica was one of the tourist attractions in Davao City. Built by the one who owned Queenland Hotel just a few meters beside the statue. Some five years ago this place was putting up some controversy over the statue in which it was erected in a public property but now it was known all over as a tourist spot. Davao City people call this place baywalk or seawall.
Aside from the david of statue replica we’ve seen a nice view of the ocean, the little mermaid statue, the dolphins statue, the shark aquarium just around the statue, the small zoo and some nice benches to sit back and relax on this place.
A little information, David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture sculpted by Michelangelo from 1501 to 1504. The statue portrays the Biblical King David in the nude. Unlike previous depictions of David which portray the hero after his victory over Goliath, Michelangelo chose to represent David before the fight contemplating the battle yet to come. It came to symbolize the defense of civil liberties embodied in the Florentine Republic, an independent city state threatened on all sides by more powerful rival states and by the hegemony of the Medici themselves. This interpretation was also encouraged by the original setting of the sculpture outside the Palazzo della Signoria, the seat of civic government in Florence. The completed sculpture was unveiled on 8 September, 1504.