Visited The Cloisters today with a fellow Nerd and rucked Fort Tryon Park a bit.
The Cloisters is a huge castle thing in the middle of the woods up at the northern almost tip of Manhattan. The museum was built in 1938 – basically to hold 1 guys’ collection of European Medieval religious art and artifacts. The collection spans both Romanesque and Gothic style art (including that famous unicorn tapestry) and architecture, including parts of 4 monasteries/abbeys, and recreations of historical gardens. More
This is all set in the backdrop of Fort Tryon Park – 67 acres of “wild New York” (natural NY habitat – hilly, rocky and covered in trees) park created around the time the Cloisters was built (both by Rockefeller). The park was full of dogs & joggers and is said to be the best hiking in the city. More