The Cad’ d’Zan mansion of John and Mable Ringling – a legacy of their passion & fortunes.
John Nicholas Ringling (May 31, 1866 – December 2, 1936) now is the most well-known of the seven Ringling brothers, five of whom merged the Barnum & Bailey Circus with their own Ringling Brothers Circus to create a virtual monopoly of traveling circuses and helped shape the circus into what it is today. Wikipedia
It’s pretty clear that the Ringlings lived a very comfortable life. The house is build on the edge of the ocean and most of these shots are of the views from the veranda. So gorgeous! In celebration of our first wedding anniversary, we visited the beautiful town of Sarasota over the weekend. We did an outside tour of the Ringling Museum. The following pictures feature the house in which the Ringlings escaped to during the harsh winter months of the northern parts of the US.
The estate is massive, including one of the largest art collections and miniature circuses in the world. If you ever make a visit to Sarasota, the John & Mable Museum is a definite must see.