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The Cloisters in NYC

19 Jun

Jimmy and I decided to start the second day of our vacation by taking a quick walk to get some breakfast and then I came up with the great idea of riding a bus to the Cloisters in upper Manhattan.  Great idea on paper, but in reality the Cloisters are really a long way if you stop at Every Single Light and you get started out on 28th street.  All in all the trip was uneventful, he fell asleep, but I decided to do some people watching and watch Manhattan whiz by.  It was cool to see the city whiz by especially above 110th street.  I felt like I had seen other parts of the bus ride on prior trips to NYC by going on other tours, especially the Gossip Girl Tour we took last December.

We were definitely delighted by the Cloisters and while I never considered myself an art collector before, I am eagerly awaiting the next auction of an Aquamanile.  You can read more about aquamaniles here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquamanile

Aquamanile Rooster NYC Cloisters

Aquamaniles, Fort Tryon Park

Aquamanile Cloisters NYC Fort Tryon ParkI hope you like some of the pics I shared of the Aquamaniles, but I’m not sure it’s that easy to see how beautiful they are and how regal one must have felt pouring water from it. Feel free to buzz me if you have any good photos of aquamaniles as I eagerly wait to get my hands on one.

XOXO – Cloisters Girl