U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-02-2012, 01:02 PM
 
4,014 posts, read 3,791,568 times
Reputation: 3318

Advertisements

Following up on my venture over to Pomander Walk, I decided to go up to the Cloisters over the weekend. My only previous visit was so long ago that I don't remember it at all. Technically it's not my kind of museum, since my main interest in paintings, and there aren't many. But, my god, what a gorgeous building, what gorgeous grounds, and what gorgeous views!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-03-2012, 08:31 AM
 
613 posts, read 1,276,723 times
Reputation: 132
I try to go once a year, often in the early fall. That park is incredible.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-03-2012, 08:38 AM
C8N
 
1,070 posts, read 1,104,083 times
Reputation: 698
this place is beautiful. i have not been there in ages but definitely worthwhile
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-03-2012, 12:12 PM
 
1,431 posts, read 1,219,093 times
Reputation: 1150
I moved away from that neighborhood last year and miss it often. Ft. Tryon Park will always be my favorite place in the city. A few times I've taken the train up there just to sit in the park.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-03-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: NYC
545 posts, read 474,523 times
Reputation: 622
Absolutely adore the Cloisters and Fort Tryon, breath taking architecture and gardens. In the fall they have an awesome medieval festival.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-03-2012, 06:11 PM
 
29,862 posts, read 25,349,221 times
Reputation: 28297
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cida View Post
Following up on my venture over to Pomander Walk, I decided to go up to the Cloisters over the weekend. My only previous visit was so long ago that I don't remember it at all. Technically it's not my kind of museum, since my main interest in paintings, and there aren't many. But, my god, what a gorgeous building, what gorgeous grounds, and what gorgeous views!
My very favorite NYC museum, but I am interested in medieval history and read a lot of medieval historical fiction.

Yes, the setting is beautiful whether you're into the collection or not.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-03-2012, 06:57 PM
 
531 posts, read 1,647,494 times
Reputation: 130
I have not been in years. Its worth a visit just for the setting alone.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-04-2012, 02:11 AM
 
33,787 posts, read 31,479,019 times
Reputation: 20192
i love photographing the cloisters but i find it one of the most difficult places i have been to photograph.

the dark shadows and streams of light coming in exceed the dynamic range of our cameras.

we use special techniques like combining multiple different exposures .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-04-2012, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
12,091 posts, read 13,190,257 times
Reputation: 5211
The Cloisters is beautiful indeed but all thoase crucifixes and grail and religious icons give the vampire in me a bit of a headache.
I haven't been back in decades.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-04-2012, 08:29 AM
 
33,787 posts, read 31,479,019 times
Reputation: 20192
my photography website is being worked on this morning but as soon as its back ill post some of our work from there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $94,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2015, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top