Day Trip to the Cloisters
Most New Yorkers have heard of the Cloisters, but only a small percentage actually make the trek. Granted, it's somewhat out of the way, situated atop a steep hill around 190th street. Yet, from Penn Station it's a short 20-25 minute ride on the express A train. From there, you leave the city behind while meandering through a Heather Garden overlooking the Hudson River. Even in late December, there was a surprising display of natural color on the ground. Within 10 minutes, Sue and I arrived at the museum's entrance and I knew we were in for a treat.
Home to an exquisite collection of European medieval art, this might just be Manhattan's most impressive hidden gem. Photography is allowed and I used my OMD EM10 with the 17mm f2.8. Here were some of my favorite sites from the visit.
It took a few hours to check out every nook and cranny of the museum. Afterwards, we found a nice spot for lunch and continued towards 181st street to find the Little Red Lighthouse. More on that in an upcoming post.