52 Weeks Of Donna's Life

Donna's Photo Challenge

17. Gate

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The gate pictured here is at the main entrance to The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, FL.

The gate pictured here is at the main entrance to The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, FL.

John Ringling was one of five brothers who owned and operated the circus called “The Greatest Show on Earth”. He became one of the richest men in America during the early 1900’s. He and his wife purchased 20 acres of bay front property in Sarasota, Florida. They began building a house on this property in 1924: two years later it was finished.

John Ringling often traveled through Europe searching for circus acts. During these trips he acquired art and eventually built a significant collection. After he and his wife had completed their house, he built a 21 gallery museum to house his paintings and art objects.

In 1931, he opened the museum to the public. When he died in 1936, he bequeathed it to the people of Florida.

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Author: donnagf1

An enthusiastic amateur photographer, I enjoy picturing the events, people, animals and things in my life. And so joining in the "52 Week Challenge" of interpreting life through a lens sounds as if it will be a lot of fun -- presenting my view through the lens and seeing how others in our photography group interpret their views concerning a given subject.

6 thoughts on “17. Gate

  1. Nicely done, I’m headed there later today, maybe they have a back gate? LOL 🙂

  2. love going there, nice shot

  3. now that’s a gate!! love that place!

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