The Cloisters New York: Medieval Manhattan

In 2006, we had a wonderful three month stay in New York City. Our final full day there was Easter Sunday. We took the A train from Midtown to 190th Street at Fort Tyron Park to visit The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It contains a wonderful collection of medieval European art and religious artifacts. The building itself was constructed in the 1930’s from architectural elements of medieval abbeys.

"The Cloister New York City"

The Cloisters, New York City

We love the excitement and energy of Manhattan, but the serenity of The Cloisters seemed just right for that sunny Easter day.

16 thoughts on “The Cloisters New York: Medieval Manhattan

  1. Laurel

    I never would have thought of cloisters in NYC, but it looks very peaceful. I like the way you’ve captured the light coming through the windows.

  2. Cathy Post author

    Thanks all for your comments. I was very surprised to find out about the Cloisters. Very peaceful setting above the Hudson River. Great place to take a break from the noises and crowds of the city. The collections are very beautiful and interesting, too.

  3. Christy @ Technosyncratic

    It does look very peaceful here – quite different from the hustle and bustle of NYC! Great shot, btw. 🙂

  4. Fida

    I would never have guessed that this photo was shot in Manhattan. What a beautiful place. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    Happy Easter!

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