Friday, January 11, 2008

Cà d'Zan Mansion

Ca'd Zan Mansion - II

These are from the happier sunnier times in Florida : the terracotta palazzo of John and Mable Ringling of the Ringling Circus fame.

As we reached the end of our stay in Florida, we tried to "do" places around us that we had not earlier. Ca d'Zan had been on the list for long and it was about time we paid it a visit. The Venetian style mansion overlooking Sarasota bay had me click-happy for the better part of the afternoon we spent there :) The details in tiles, balconies, stairways, wrought iron grills were too pretty to ignore.

Cà d'Zan Mansion - I

30 comments:

Nikon said...

Beautiful detail & lighting.
It is very Venetian!

Z said...

Goodness! Definitely a lot of interesting details to photograph!

Mark said...

Hi Moi,
That looks just like my house.

Could you let me know what I need to do to show nickname and url on the comments page.

Chers Mark

Kerri said...

I spent many summers in Sarasota in my younger years...unfortunately I never visited this :( Did you visit Siesta Key?? Supposedly some of the whitest beaches in the world.
It was FUN!

So, maybe I have missed something....are you not in Florida anymore?? I thought the Seattle move was tabled for a while??

Annie said...

Wow, what a fanciful, magical place. I'm so interested to see it, Moi.

Liking the open mailbox lids to the panting dog was brilliant!

photowannabe said...

Wow, that's quite the "house". Looks just like mine...Not...
I think I would be click happy there too. All that detail and architecture...fun stuff.

YesBut said...

Hi Moi

Just what I want a plain simple little cottage. :)

Moi said...

haha....wait till i come around to showing the interiors.....they were so grandiose (pompous???) that we could not stay inside for more than a few minutes....i have some very pretty details of the exterior though in my collection :)

kostas said...

Amazing blog.
With beautiful subjects and very beautiful photographs.

Wendy said...

Lovely!

Lara said...

beautiful buildng!

Max-e said...

Wow, this is quite a home. I can see why you spent so much time photographing it

Still said...

A stunning and strange architecture!

ruth said...

This is the house in the movie "Great Expectations," yes? I visited it once.

GMG said...

Beautiful building and wonderful picture!

Moi said...

Ruth, yes the same..........i haven't sen the movie though!!!

Sand said...

breathtaking. cant wait to see the inside!

laurel said...

It's such a beautiful building. I spent a lot of time on the Ringling grounds when I lived in Sarasota. Glad you finally got to see it.

evlahos said...

fantastic building, excellent shots. thanks for shared with us

Ash said...

Awesome images Moi. Such colors and sharpness.

Kate said...

Not only happier times, but wealthier times as well. Your photos show the splendor of this "Castle" quite beautifully. The details are awesome.

ruth said...

Moi, the movie is quite nice. I recommend it, especially Anne Bancroft dancing around in this house.

vishaka said...

Wow, amazing place, never imagined such an architectural beauty in Florida. How do you find places?

Kunal said...

come home...

Kerri said...

to me it looks like the sort of 'castle' that Rapunzle would let down her hair from :) Although I suppose you might find her in more of an English setting.
Anyway, it's intricate and beautifully designed. I'd love to visit and see it for real.

Me said...

Fabulous photos! I love that place, and you remind me that it has been far, FAR too long since I have been there! Great eye you have! Keep up the good work, wherever you go!

JAM said...

The work on this mansion is absolutely incredible.

Your shots couldn't be any better either.

Joy said...

What lovely building! And an even lovelier photo. Love it!

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Andrée said...

I've heard of this building. Your photos give me all the details that I crave. It is just an awesome place to have lived. I'm glad it can still be seen by visitors. Wasn't Ringling from Connecticut?

laurel said...

I love this place. I used to visit there often when I lived in Sarasota. It's a great place to lug the camera around :)