It was a damp, misty day when we visited on Sunday – the first in a line of grey, drizzly days. Initially, I imagined it might affect our visit, but for me, it added to the experience.
The Cloisters is a very special place, what I think of as sacred spaces from another place and time. The diffused light and the cool, fresh air from that first day in May set the mood – surrounded by stone structures, treasures and carvings from ages past: architecture and columns, tapestries, statuary and artifacts, far removed from the surroundings and visual imagery that ordinarily fill our daily lives.
Here are photos of some of my favorite memories from the afternoon.