The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, NYC

january 27, 2015 056bSomehow on my second visit to the Big Apple, I ended up in a museum dedicated to medieval art and architecture, which is a bit of a miracle in itself, considering my third book has strong themes from this era.

I was overwhelmed from the outset by all the artifacts, stained glass, and the sheer beauty of the place. The Cloisters makes you feel like you’re walking through time about 1,000 years ago and the effect is so powerful. In the summer it’s transformed into a place with all the grandeur of a castle from France or Italy and with many of the same trees and shrubs from that part of the world.

It’s an oasis and for me, a welcome signpost on my journey to create my third novel.

The above pictured photo is of the land designated for the museum from the 1930s.

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