Belvedere Tower, Ca’ d’Zan Mansion

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Blog | 7 comments

Belvedere tower, Ca' d'Zan Mansion, Ringling Museum, Sarasota

Belvedere tower, Ca’ d’Zan Mansion, Ringling Museum, Sarasota

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Belvedere Tower, Ca’ d’Zan Mansion

Continuing our look at the Ca’ d’Zan Mansion at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida (see first post of the colored glass door).  The Venetian Gothic mansion is constructed from terra cotta “T” blocks, concrete and brick covered with stucco and terra cotta and embellished with glazed tile.  It has five floors, the top of which is the 81-foot Belvedere tower. These two views looking up to the tower from the bayfront terrace show some of the intricate carving and tiles which decorate the building.

Belvedere tower, Ca' d'Zan Mansion, Ringling Museum, Sarasota

Belvedere tower, Ca’ d’Zan Mansion, Ringling Museum, Sarasota

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Click here to learn more about John Ringling’s years in Sarasota where he wintered the famous circus and the Ca’ d’Zan Mansion

7 Comments

  1. Stunning detail in these shots, Mark. I love the contrast between the mansion and the sky. This is quite an elaborate structure. Well done!
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  2. Sweet shots Mark! Way to capture some awesome details in this stunning building. I’ve been here once but I was way too little to notice the beauty of the structure. Well done!
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  3. Nice details and textures Mark. The color of the mansion contrasts nicely with the sky.
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  4. Lots of fine textures in the stone work and nice contrast against that blue sky.
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  5. Oh man, what a sweet building. I like how you chose to just frame a little bit of the top. Makes me curious what’s underneath. Nice work Mark.
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  6. Nice job capturing the color and detail of this building. The blue sky works well with the slightly orangeish brick.
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  7. Excellent shots Mark. Love the colors, details and particularly the POV in the second image.
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