Day at the circus

 

A friend is visiting Sarasota and today we visited the Ringling Art Museum.  On the museum grounds is a Circus Museum (as you might expect from a museum based on art originally purchased by Mr Ringling).  In one of the circus themed buildings is a huge recreation of a circus.  It has some of the surrounding town activity, like the train station that shows people unloading the supplies and animals.  The main part, though,  is the circus itself.  The circus area has performers practicing, getting haircuts, eating in a cafeteria tent, and so on.  I believe that all of these figures and buildings were hand made.  The people are maybe a couple of inches high at the most and the buildings, like the gas station below, are about 8 to 10 inches high.  Here are a few photos I took of the figures.  The entire display must be 40 or 50 feet long.

 

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