Yesterday, Mom and I went to the Circus!
Actually, Sarasota was (is?) the winter quarters of the Ringling Circus, hence the Ringling Circus Museum to which Mom and I went. The museum is housed in two and a half buildings on the grounds of Florida State University‘s Sarasota campus for the performing arts, where it forms part of a larger complex including the Ringling Museum of Art and the Ca’ de Zan, the Italian Renaissance fairy-tale Venetian palace overlooking the turquoise waters of Sarasota Bay. The house, built around 1910, and the museum, built in the late 1920s, were going to be a place for the Ringlings to entertain the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers of the world, since Ringling was rich enough to hang out with them.