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The Cloisters Museum

The Cloisters is one of my favorite spots in Manhattan. It’s a museum cobbled together of monk’s cloisters, tapestries, illuminated manuscripts and so much more, all brought over piece by piece from Europe.

dsc01272arches.jpg The Cluxa Cloister (a courtyard)

dsc01274window.jpg Pontaut Chapter House

dsc01285cards.jpg The only complete 52 card deck of playing cards from the 1400’s.

dsc01277doors.jpg Doors from about the same era.

dsc01282tree.jpg An “espaliered” tree, probably a pear tree. It is trained to grow symmetrically on a south facing wall.

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