In a small sunroom on the side of Ca d’Zan, John Ringling’s Sarasota, Florida, mansion, these windows show a glimpse of the ornate front of the house. Photo taken while waiting for the next group tour to start; was a bit bored waiting and just started snapping for the heck of it. When I downloaded the pictures, I thought this was kinda funky. I love the Ringling mansion, and would love to go back in time to stay a while as the guest of John and Mabel. Presented pretty much as it came off the camera.

Here’s a shot of the front of the house.

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  • judygal
    judygalalmost 7 years ago

    Excellent phot , something a little different

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 5 years ago

    awesome!!!!! I love this place….I have quite a few shots from this museum…… one of my favorite museums in the world…. and the house. right here. and the gardens. bravo on this beauty!!

  • Kenneth Hoffman
    Kenneth Hoffmanalmost 4 years ago

    Squares, yes. Parallel to the edges, no. A genius thought.

  • Gordon Taylor
    Gordon Taylorover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous home, excellent capture Ginny!

  • Tracey Hampton
    Tracey Hamptonover 3 years ago

    I have been here and looked out this very window

  • I don’t know why this piece is as popular as it is, but I am happy to hear from a fello Ringling fan. If there only was a way to go back in time, I would love to be a weekend guest of John and Mabel’s in that house. OR, if one could reincarnate backward, I would go back and BE Mabel, except she did die fairly young, after living in this fabulous house for, I think, less than a year. Poor John.

    – Ginny Schmidt

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