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Old 09-24-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
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The cloisters in nyc

one of the hardest places i have ever shot... its dark and hand held only


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Thanks, Mathjak. I visited the Cloisters many years ago when I was a college student in Manhattan. It is a serene gem on the northern tip of Manhattan, a part of the Metropolitan Museum. I took the subway there with my fiance and his roommate to spend a delightful day in what seemed like eons away in time and place from busy NYC.
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The Cloisters is a little-known treasure and almost impossible to photograph. I would post some of my own, but none of them made it through triage. I didn't have a tripod with me either.
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It was a favorite retreat of mine when I worked in The City too, '63 to about '66. When my kids were teens I took them there, in the 80s, the walk from the subway was scary.. car ditched off the cliff and the company didn't look friendly.
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I've lived here for 20 years and have yet to make it to the Cloisters. It's always been on the to-do list, but its funny how the things in your back yard never rank as highly as the things that are far way. In fact, we visited Stirling Castle in Scotland this summer where they are reproducing by hand a series of 15th Century tapestries that used to hang in the Castle. The originals . . . currently hang in the Cloisters.
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I've lived here for 20 years and have yet to make it to the Cloisters. It's always been on the to-do list, but its funny how the things in your back yard never rank as highly as the things that are far way. In fact, we visited Stirling Castle in Scotland this summer where they are reproducing by hand a series of 14th Century tapestries that used to hang in the Castle. The originals . . . currently hang in the Cloisters.

Thanks for the smile of the day! DD just finished an internship at the Met Museum and told me about the Scottish project with the tapestries. She mentioned that they were considered a treasure, but that most people never even heard of them.
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