10 November, 2007

Medieval marvels

I also forgot to blog about the arty bits, the half-day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which we meant to follow up with a second visit but didn't (another reason to come back next year) and the trip to The Cloisters. As well as the carvings, paintings and tapestries, there is a fascinating medieval garden, full of plants to cook, cure, scent and make magic with. I don't think I've ever gone to a museum/gallery and loved every single thing in it before. We had to buy the (heavy! hardback!) book to make it bearable to walk away from it all.

We caught the bus up to the Cloisters, so that we could see something of the northern and western bits of Manhattan (and to rest our sore feet and leave some energy for museum walking). It was a beautiful fine autumn day. And we saw a black squirrel; I didn't know there was such a thing.


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