While waiting so long to post about my trip isn't the best decision I've made in my blogging life, it does have the advantage of allowing me to revisit some of my memories. So even though today was the first day with my students, here are some pictures from my very delayed visit to the other part of the Metropolitan Art Museum: the Cloisters.
I have had this on my wish list for at least four or five years, but never made the time to go until this summer, and I'm so glad I did. I don't think of myself as a fan of medieval art, but it turns out that I enjoy more of it than I realized. The tapestries, the architectural features of the church, and the stained glass were all beautiful.
Luckily, I made it to the grounds in time to take a guided tour, which focused primarily on the gardens.
The white haired woman docent was wonderful, and made my visit much more enjoyable and informative than it would have been.
After the tour, I had a cup of coffee and knit on my shawl while overlooking one of the garden areas. Serene.
A view of the Hudson River, as seen from one of the terraces. It wasn't as gloomy as this makes it seems.