Friday, November 27, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday

Marie is the charming host of Postcard Friendship Friday.

This postcard was sent to me by two of my friends (Dorothy has since passed away). We never "did it again," unfortunately. I have since been to the Cloisters with other friends. If you ever get to New York make sure you visit.

The Cloisters house the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of art and architecture from medieval Europe. Best known for the beautiful tapestries on display, the Cloisters also offer architectural installations, a series of special programs, and fantastic views of the Hudson.

"Located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, the building incorporates elements from five medieval French cloisters--quadrangles enclosed by a roofed or vaulted passageway, or arcade--and from other monastic sites in southern France. Three of the cloisters reconstructed at the branch museum feature gardens planted according to horticultural information found in medieval treatises and poetry, garden documents and herbals, and medieval works of art, such as tapestries, stained-glass windows, and column capitals. Approximately five thousand works of art from medieval Europe, dating from about A.D. 800 with particular emphasis on the twelfth through fifteenth century, are exhibited in this unique and sympathetic context."

Don't forget to visit Marie's blog to visit other participants in this meme.


Christine said...

I would love to go there. It sounds wonderful.

Beth Niquette said...

How very lovely. This poignant postcard is truly beautiful. ((hugs))

Mary said...

A good reminder to live by the "if not now, when" motto.

Happy PFF!

Postcardy said...

That sure is an elaborate design, especially for something so small.

MrCachet said...

There's a beautifully carved Ivory cross at the Cloisters. That's the first thing I think of when the Cloisters is mentioned.

Sheila said...

That sounds like exactly the sort of place I'd love to visit. A beautiful card too.

PS Your new header is superb!!

Irene said...

I don't know if I'll ever get there, but it sure looks lovely.