Serenity in New York City at The Cloisters
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 to enjoy signs of spring at Fort Tryon Park to visit The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in the park. The museum contains an extensive collection of medieval European art and religious artifacts. The building itself was constructed in the 1930’s from architectural elements of medieval abbeys.
We love the excitement and energy of Manhattan, but the serenity of The Cloisters seemed just right for that sunny Easter day. The photos below are just a few examples of the treasures to be seen on display.
Beautiful shots Cathy. I can feel the peacefulness.
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I’d never heard of the Cloisters. Serenity in NYC is always a good thing. I like the look of the spring bulbs coming up too.
Gorgeous shots, Cathy! As many times as I’ve been to NYC, I have never been there… add it to the list!!
Love those stained glass windows Cathy. They’re very intricately painted.
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.
Me neither, maybe Italy, but never NYC. Great shot.
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.
Really nice shots. I’ve been to NYC so many times and never heard of The Cloisters until now!
Thanks, Roy! Check it out next time you’re there.
It does look very peaceful here – quite different from the hustle and bustle of NYC! Great shot, btw. 🙂
Thank you, Christy. The contrast was amazing!
It looks like it belongs in Europe not NYC. Inspiring photos, as usual 🙂
Thank you for the kind compliment, Corinne!
Medieval Manhattan is so great because it is in the Middle of a City
I would never have guessed that this photo was shot in Manhattan. What a beautiful place. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
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