April 7, 2011


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….


  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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