Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Medieval New York

I’ve always daydreamed about medieval castles and valiant knights, even a few damsels in distress. Fortunately when I traveled overseas for business several years ago I had time over the weekends to sight see.

ClooistersI didn’t have to go overseas though, I could go to Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan, New York City and visit the Cloisters. The Cloisters and its gardens is rises proudly on the shores of the Hudson River.

The museum opened in 1936 and is devoted to medieval art and architecture. The building itself is not a copy but rather a composite design incorporating elements from Saint-Michel-de-CuxaSaint-Guilhem-le-DésertBonnefont-en-CommingesTrie-en-Bigorre, and Froville from the 12th to 15th centuries. (more…)