|Circus Statues in one of the gardens|
|John & Mable Ringling's Art Museum|
But the biggest surprise to me, an art lover, was the Ringlings' art museum. John Ringling built this museum to house his personal art collection. It is a priceless treasure to behold! Such masterpieces in this museum! I have been to some of the best art museums in the world, and this one was right up to the standards of the ones I had been to in New York and Rome. I loved it!
|The Front Entrance To The Mansion|
|Drive to the door|
|The Last Of The Gilded Age Mansions|
The address of the John and Mable Ringling Mansion and Circus Museum in located at 5401 Bay Shore Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243 Phone: (941) 359-5700.
|On The Veranda!|
Copyright © 2010 Kathleen G. Lupole
All Photographs Copyright © 2010 Kathleen G. Lupole