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The Cloisters, Washington Heights, New York City, Part 3

The Cloisters, Washington Heights, New York City, Part 3

We visited the beautiful Cloisters museum in Upper Manhattan. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This is third and final installment of our visit. This museum is a feast for the eyes as well as the history-hungry soul. I study medieval history in my spare time, so our visit was the fulfillment of […]

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The Cloisters, Washington Heights, New York City, Part 2

The Cloisters, Washington Heights, New York City, Part 2

This continues our visit to the glorious Cloisters museum in Upper Manhattan. Read Part 1 here. The museum, owned and maintained by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is simply beautiful. The artifacts are breath-taking, but my favorite part was the building itself and the park surrounding the area. Fort Tryon Park is one of the […]

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The Cloisters, Washington Heights, New York City, Part 1

The Cloisters, Washington Heights, New York City, Part 1

What can I say. It’s exquisite. It’s been a long-time goal to see this fabulous museum. As a student of medieval history and art, visiting this museum — one of North America’s most extensive collection of medieval art and manuscripts — was one of my big travel goals. The Cloisters is an extension of the […]

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Alexander Hamilton National Historic Site, NYC: Part 2

Alexander Hamilton National Historic Site, NYC: Part 2

In my previous post about Hamilton’s Grange, I described the turbulent history of the house and its two relocations. This post is about our wonderful visit through the house. We’ve been wanting to see Hamilton’s home for many, many years so this visit was our dream come true. You enter the door from the right […]

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