This is a view of the Ringling Mansion, Ca’ d’Zan, at the Ringling Bros Museum in Sarasota, Florida. I was way out at the far end of the patio overlooking Sarasota Bay but looking back at the mansion. I am amazed at the multicolored tile theme that runs throughout the entire place. The herringbone pattern is done in yellow, pink, grey and black stone. This is taken up in the windows which all have panes done in similar colors and even the roof tiles that you cannot see unless you are on the roof or 5th floor tower, have alternate colors to match. Can you imagine the dinner parties they had on this wide expanse of patio that goes up to the dock?
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