We had heard about The Cloisters for a quite some time, but never seemed to be able to get there until this last trip to NYC. The ride to Upper Manhattan on the subway was less than an hour, and the walk to the main museum from the station was done in about twenty leisurely minutes.
The setting is stunning, perched on a hill overlooking the mighty Hudson River. The Cloisters, constructed from 1934-39 by John D. Rockefeller, are actually five different European abbeys that were disassembled, brought to NYC, and then carefully reconstructed and joined together to form the medieval style museum. Now the place is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which manages the extensive collection of art.
The image today is of one of the entrances, but clearly not one the public uses. Our two hour visit was well worth the trip! Even Trevor enjoyed seeing some artifacts of old, and I found the architecture fun to shoot.