I didn't get a chance to post these because of all of the activity around Easter. Two weeks ago, we took a trip to the Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park. This is my favorite museum for many reasons. I like medieval art and architecture. The Cloisters gives children a guide for looking at the artwork, engaging them by having them find the many beasts and monsters carved in stone and playing across tapestries.
Speaking of tapestries, this museum is the home of the Unicorn Tapestries, which is probably the best reason to visit. It's slightly unnerving with young children, but mine were very well behaved and didn't touch anything. I was a bit nervous taking pictures, but they said I could as long as I didn't use my flash. Flash photography can cause fading. I wanted to try to take pictures of the Book of Hours in the treasure room but my camera kept shining a red light on them, even with the flash off. I was certain a security guard was going to yell at me. Can a red light cause fading?
Outside is a cloistered garden. We need to go back when everything is green. I love this espaliered tree. I wonder if I could make one of those in my yard?