8.12.2011

TO DO IN NEW YORK: THE CLOISTERS



one sunday while my mom was in town, we decided to play hookie from church and visit the cloisters, which, if you're going to play hookie it may as well be to see medieval religious art. 

the cloisters is a branch of the metropolitan museum of art dedicated to medieval and religious art, set inside a castle located wayy up on the northernmost tip of manhattan, it kiiiiiiiind of felt like hogwarts.









16 comments :

  1. Brilliant Photographs..I love it.

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  2. Weird. I was in a meeting this morning and someone referenced the Cloisters and I thought, "What are these Cloisters about which she is talking? I will just smile and nod and pretend like I know exactly what she means..." Lo and behold, I come back to my desk, turn on the Google, and there is your post - before I can even look it up, you've already shown me the way! Nat, you're the best architecture teacher I've ever had! Happy Friday!

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  3. your mom is so cute! and yes, it is basically like you went to church. a church with headphones and moms with cute pants and trees and water.

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  4. There are religious artifacts so it totally counts as church! It def does look like the inside of Hogwarts, which makes me want to spontaneously drive to Manhattan and visit.

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  5. I want to go to church at Hogwarts! Just once plz? ;) Looks fantastic!

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  6. I'm pretty sure that's the 13th commandment or something. Thou shalt not go to church if thou finds something better to do.

    Hmmmm........ that doesn't sound right.

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  7. good pictures...if you ever go to the Dali museum in St. Pete, Florida...get the headphones and don't bother going on a tour, just listen in when the mood strikes you.

    I'll have to add that to my list of places to visit on my NYC trip.

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  8. Gorgeous! And I thought you looked so much like your sis Amanda in those pics--especially the one of you in profile. :)

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  9. Oh I love the Cloisters (sigh). Love the Unicorn Tapestries and the beautiful gardens.

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  10. These are amazing! And I love how huck is just happy to be here :-)

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  11. So basically this Cloisters is a conglomerate of medieval architecture...so many different pillar carvings and even ceiling medallions...really nice.

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  12. My hubs has the book "King of the Confessors" the story of how the Cloisters got that amazing Cloisters Cross. We both will someday make the pilgrimage to see it! Glad you had such a lovely time.

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  13. Love The Cloisters. I even wrote Cloisters-inspired fashion post:
    "The 1500s are totally in again!

    http://mommacommaphd.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/the-1500s-are-totally-in-again/

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  14. I live nearby and have been told to go for years. I think I'll try to make a visit before the summer's over. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  15. I'm pretty sure Claudia Kishi (style icon from Babysitters Club, natch) goes to the Cloisters in one of the Super Specials. So... obviously I have always wanted to go there. Love living in NYC vicariously through you!

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  16. This is in NYC? Wow, it looks straight out of Europe. Very cool!

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