Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past

This week Paula invites us to share Traces of the Past. I visited The Cloisters in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan yesterday, a fitting place to share traces of the past, as the four cloisters, the Cuxa, Bonnefont, Trie and Saint-Guilhem, were sourced from French monasteries and abbeys, excavated from Europe between 1934 and 1939, and reconstructed on a four-acre site. The architectural and artistic works are largely from the Romanesque and Gothic periods. The museum contains approximately five thousand medieval works of art from the Mediterranean and Europe, mostly from the 12th to 15th centuries, from the Byzantine to the early renaissance periods, but also works dating from the bronze and early iron ages.

Traces of the Past

13 thoughts on “Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past

    • Thanks Paula- I hope to write about our visit and share more photos. It was like stepping back in time to be there. Beautiful and peaceful- we arrived before the crowds and left before they came!

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