Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ringling - Courtyard

Above is the entrance to the museum, the building is 2 stories high, but does not have a 2nd floor
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 The courtyard is surrounded by wonderful walkways and many benches to sit and enjoy the view. the top of the building has a statue every 6 feet, and three sides are covered walkways with arches, with the 4th side an open walk way. .
 Because we are in the sub tropics the courtyard stays beautiful year round

 Potted flowers are every where.
 I like to stare out at this beauty and picture the 1920's flappers and dapper gentlemen as they viewed Art from all over the world, the majority of it from Italy. 
Also, I try to imagine the amazement on thier faces if they saw the giant planes that fly overhead and land at Sarasota/Bradenton Intl Airport that is accross the street.

I leave you with my favorite statue, to be conintued tomorrow.

22 comments:

Lynne said...

Looks like a beautiful place. :)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

These are beautiful photos, Sandra. It looks like a fabulous place to visit.

About yesterday's post which I must have forgotten to comment on. When I went in to do my new post, I saw the new changes gone and the previous look restored. Wonder what's up with that? Anyway, as someone said yesterday...I also didn't like the new look and thought it was too "white" looking. I always wonder why so many changes anyway. I subscribe to that old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Call me old, I guess! :D Have a nice day!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh Wow,This is so gorgeous a place.

Ginny said...

It's all pink? I've been going back and forth trying to pick out a favorite, probably pictures #4 and #5. The floor interests me in the last picture, too!

Remington said...

WOWZERS! My goal now is that Remington Drive should look like that -- what do you think?

Vintage West said...

Wow what an amazing place, and to be able to enjoy it all year round!
Thanks for sharing :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This is a gorgeous building with landscaping too! Thanks for showing it to us...

EG Wow said...

This place is amazing. The architecture is simple and elegant and I cannot imagine living in a place where the gardens look great all year round. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Now--you have my attention.. I'll leave the art to the dapper Italian gentlemen... ha ha ....

LOVE the courtyard... Think I'd be there often to just enjoy that gorgeous area. SO beautiful. Thanks so much for going back, Sandra.
Hugs,
Betsy

Stacey Dawn said...

I adore that the place is PINK! How cool!! What a beautiful place and how fun for you to go there!!

LC said...

Lovely!I am putting this on the winter trip wish list!

Chatty Crone said...

What a beautiful place to see - thank you. Can you just imagine the yesteryears?

S. Etole said...

It almost looks like a foreign country ... what beauty!

Snapper II said...

The gardens and parks are beautiful, I can not imagine what it cost to maintain the landscape.

George said...

That courtyard is absolutely gorgeous. I would like to see that in person.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Wow..your photos demonstrate just how big and lovely this place really is! What a neat share Sandra. I'm with you, and I agree with George in that it would be fun to see this in person. I find the tile fabulous with the palms and plants too-

SquirrelQueen said...

The courtyard is fabulous, it looks like it should be attached to a castle.

srp said...

I love that mosaic patio there... it really does look like you are in Italy... except for the palm trees.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

looks like a magnificent place...an absolutely must-see!

beautiful courtyard!

betty xx

Ann said...

That looks like one fabulous place. I would love to visit that.

KleinsteMotte said...

The grounds really look spectacular and I like your bronze art. your imagination exposed made me smile :)

Gail said...

Absolutely amazing.

I wish I had their staff to help me now.