Saturday, August 27, 2011

Photo Hunt - Symbolic

Ca' d'Zan Mansion, John and Mable Ringling's mansion... Historians call Ca d'Zan "the last of the Gilded Age mansions" built in the United States. Symbolic of the Roaring 20s, the Jazz era, when America was experiencing a “consumer society".

Built in 1925 the mansion is a tribute to the American Dream and reflects the splendor and romance of Italy.

With its Venetian Gothic architecture, and grander overlooking Sarasota Bay, it is hard to miss.

Along with automobiles, symbolic of new America and the nation's wealth that more than double between 1920 and 1929.

.. . Ca d'Zan has finally met its destiny as the iconic symbol of the Roaring '20s

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Photo Hunt - Drink

This week's Saturday Photo Hunt is - Drink-

I have many "drink" photos from my The Tiny Skillet blog, some unusual, some festive, some traditional, some international. I chose this one because...well it is a pretty "drink" but also if you notice in the background my dog is getting a "drink" as well. He always did like to "drink" from the pool!

The DRINK is agua-de-flor-de-jamaica-hibiscus-tea a fun and tasty treat!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Photo Hunt ~ One ~

"One" tall palm...out front of the Ca de Zan - John Ringling's Mansion.

With summer being the off "season" here in Sarasota, it is a perfect time to visit some of the local sights. With less crowds we can get around quicker, not to mentions get into restaurants and parking spaces at the beach. Today we went to The John and Mable Ringling Museum and walked around the grounds...which are stunning. Many variety of trees , Mabel's rose garden and always a favorite the Ca de Zan mansion...where I found my subject for this weeks Photo Hunt ~ One~

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Painted - Photo Hunt - Summer's end in a beach town

This is very late for photo hunt "Painted", but here it is. Living in a beach or coastal city, many things are "painted"...

"painted" all colors and bright color, light colors...and maybe needs more paint by summer's end...

pastel colors...

...and some are constantly being painted...

Enjoying our surroundings before school starts again.