April 7, 2011

Cloisters

Posted in City life, Explorations, Uncategorized tagged , , at 1:18 pm by chavisory

I had an old friend in town this past weekend and we went to visit The Cloisters in upper Manhattan.  (The Cloisters is a museum of medieval European/Christian art and architecture, and the building is actually assembled from bits and pieces of ruined abbeys and monasteries from the 12th-15th centuries.)

I was smitten over and over by the sight of gardens, sky and light through multiple iterations of windows and passageways.

There’s a metaphor about confinement, revelation, seeking, labyrinths, and illumination hiding in there somewhere….

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8 Comments »

  1. Laura said,

    Lovely pics!

  2. Rachel W. said,

    The Cloisters is the only thing that has ever made me want to visit New York. Very nice photographs.

    • chavisory said,

      Oh, New York has lots else to recommend it. 😉 I tend to stay away from the noisy, crowded stuff myself.

  3. gorgeous photos

  4. Lisa D. said,

    I think the Cloisters are a magical haven in the craziness of NYC!

  5. Aspergirl Maybe said,

    These photos are lovely. Makes me want to curl up in a windowsill with a blanket and a good book. 🙂

    • chavisory said,

      Yeah, I would be there reading in the courtyards *all the time* if admission weren’t so expensive.


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