I consider to be a honour to have the chance to visit different places around the world.
I is a pleasure to learn about people's history and philosophy of life, to see beautiful art and beautiful buildings, gardens and scenery .
Thursday, December 20, 2018
The Cloisters is a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art sitting on a
four acre lot overlooking the Hudson River. Donated by philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr., the museum was intended to display the medieval
art collection he acquired from art collector George Grey Barnard. The
museum is a combination of a medieval monastery which was reconstructed
stone-by-stone on site, and a new construction designed in the medieval
style. It houses more than 2000 works of medieval European art and
artifacts. One of the noteworthy pieces is the Unicorn Tapestries, a
series of seven which Rockefeller bought in 1922 for about one million