Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Cloisters - Part 2

The following photos are of the Cuxa Cloister Garth Garden.  Again, typical medieval monastic design, with a fountain in the middle.






Finally, we end at the St.-Guilhelm Cloister.  Although not a garden full of flora, it offers us another kind of treatment of outdoor space in a medieval monastic setting. 






5 comments:

  1. Hello Michael:
    This really does look to be a wonderful place. Of course, the actual cloisters are very good starting blocks around which to develop a garden.

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  2. Jane & Lance - I agree! If only we all had such a set of "bones" to work with.

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  3. Beautiful! I've never made it to the Cloister... that will definitely be on the itinerary for the next time I'm in NYC.

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  4. How wonderful this place looks, and so amazing that it's in New York City. It totally reminds me of the priory of Saint Paul de Mausole, which was a sanitorium outside of St. Remy de Provence, where Van Gogh was a patient. I visited a couple of years ago, but had I known I could have seen something similar without the transatlantic flight, I might have made a different vacation choice! (kidding - Provence is too beautiful to pass over, even for NYC!)

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  5. Surprised to see such cloisters in NYC.

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