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Old 07-02-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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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!
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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I try to go once a year, often in the early fall. That park is incredible.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:38 AM
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this place is beautiful. i have not been there in ages but definitely worthwhile
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:12 PM
 
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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.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:39 PM
 
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Absolutely adore the Cloisters and Fort Tryon, breath taking architecture and gardens. In the fall they have an awesome medieval festival.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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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.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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I have not been in years. Its worth a visit just for the setting alone.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:11 AM
 
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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 .
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:01 AM
 
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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.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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my photography website is being worked on this morning but as soon as its back ill post some of our work from there.
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