this past weekend, i had the privilege of visiting one of the most beautiful museum venues in new york city – ‘the cloisters’.  this castle like structure houses relics of art and architecture from medieval europe.  the collection includes the famous unicorn tapestries, which are (for lack of a better word) magical.  i was also very taken by the carving of the metal and stone on everything from columns to chandeliers.  the color scheme is of deep browns, burgundies and reds along with the soft tans of the stone.  and as much as i love a huge museum containing wide and varied genres of art, have found lately that i tend to prefer these smaller venues where a single artist or period of art is featured.  total immersion.  the photos below are lovely but don’t capture what is probably the museum’s most prominent feature…its gardens.  this will require a trip back in the spring or summer when the many trees, flowers and fruits are in bloom.

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