Friday, November 5, 2010

The Cloisters Museum and Garden

The Cloisters, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, was assembled from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century. The building and its cloistered gardens—located in Fort Tryon Park in Northern Manhattan—are treasures in themselves, effectively part of the collection housed there. The Cloisters collection comprises approximately three thousand works of art from medieval Europe, dating from about the ninth to the sixteenth century.

Except from the Cloisters website

Couldn't write it better myself :-)

I love the scenery leading up to the museum. My new friend Fanny, invited me over to her apartment for a quick breakfast before taking a leisurely walk up to the Cloisters. I'm glad that I took that walk instead of taking the bus or the subway. Look at these lovely sights! I only had the Cybershot with me :-( the colors are move vivid in real life.

Inside the museum was very nice too. There are a lot of interesting artifacts, tapestry and paintings. The museum is very serene and relaxing. It's been a pleasure wandering its corridors.

The museum also has several gardens which I absolutely love! :-)

Thanks, Fanny! :-)

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