(175) Amy and Helen Under the Big Top

Yesterday my friend Amy and I made an excursion to Sarasota to visit the Ringling Museum. Here is a photo journal of our day.

Started our day with breakfast at First Watch
Started our day with breakfast at First Watch
River Raod in North Port. Listened to the new Kacey Musgraves album while traveling.
River Road in North Port. Listened to the new Kacey Musgraves album while traveling.
Discovered the school of Rock in Sarasota. All that is needed is Jack Black!
Discovered the school of Rock in Sarasota. All that is needed is Jack Black!
On the bridge between visitor's center and the museum.
On the bridge between visitor’s center and the museum.
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Love the look in this lion’s eye!
Only the doggy sees the angel.
Only the doggy sees the angel.
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Dramatic architecture everywhere.
David -- oh la la
David — oh la la
Hanging out with the sculptures in the courtyard.
Hanging out with the sculptures in the courtyard.
So beautiful!
So beautiful!
Glass with etchings.  Photo simply cannot capture it.
Glass with etchings. Photo simply cannot capture it.
Ouch.  Something in my foot.
Ouch. Something in my foot.
Blue Madonna.  My absolute favorite in the entire museum.
Blue Madonna by Carlo Dolci.  My absolute favorite in the entire museum.
In Mable's rose garden
In Mable’s rose garden
These yellow beauties were calling out to me.
These yellow beauties were calling out to me.
Amy in the garden
Amy in the garden
Ca d'Zan -- House of John.
Ca d’Zan — House of John
Detail on Ca d'Zan
Detail on Ca d’Zan
From inside the house. The windows have different colored tints...I picked up four different ones in this photo of the Bay.
From inside the house. The windows have different colored tints…I picked up four different ones in this photo of the Bay.
Inside the house.  All the ceilings were ornate and painted in various themes.  Entire house vary ornate.
Inside the house. All the ceilings were ornate and painted in various themes.
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We finished our day at the Boatyard Bar and Grill–lobster ravioli, blackened grouper, and dolphin sightings.
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Picture from the expansive deck at Ca d’Zan
Portrait of Mable Ringling. Amy thinks I look like her. What do you think?
Portrait of Mable Ringling. Amy thinks I look like her. What do you think?
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