Below is first floor plans, click to enlarge.
Click to enlarge. Below Photos were taken in the Great Hall, it was very dark and no flash allowed, but you can see some of what we saw.
17th Century Tapestry's hang on the wall, and 17th century Screens stand in the rooms, also paintings by famous painters are on every wall.
the hall is very large and had 5 different groups of chairs and sofas for comfort in socializing, a bit cluttered for my taste.
The ceiling is 2 stories high and The magnificent chandelier they bought from the Waldorf and placed in their home. It looks small but is immense. the balcony runs around three sides of the hall and the bedrooms open on to the balcony. The ceiling is painted, I was unable to get a good photo of it.
The Aeolian organ cost the Ringling's 550,000. It is said the whole residence resounds with its rich tones. There are hundreds of pipes concealed behind tapestries, in balcony walls. it can be played manually or electrically.
This portrait of Mable Ringling hangs in the Great Hall. I liked picturing the women dressed as flappers in this wonderful place.
Sandra's Silly Stuff.
If a long dress is evening wear, what is a suit of armor? Silverware.
How can you get four suits for a dollar? Buy a deck of cards.