The Cloisters in the spring

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29-DSC_0475I have a new found love, and ladies and gentlemen, that is Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights. After five years of living in New York, I finally had the chance to visit The Cloisters, a museum located in Fort Tryon I’ve always wanted to visit. In my opinion, it’s one of the best NYC attractions. The museum was built in the 1930′s as an extension of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts. The construction was assembled of architectural elements from  a number of European medieval abbeys dating from the twelfth to fifteenth century.

My boyfriend’s mom was visiting last weekend, so we used Sunday as the perfect opportunity to go up there. I tried to go there so many times, and for some reason something always worked against the visit. All three of us hiked up (and by hike, I mean got on the subway) to 190th street to begin what I would like to call a great adventure.

Right as I stepped foot in Fort Tryon Park, I was in heaven! The trees were in their greenest shades. The sky wore its bluest dress, and the flowers! Oh, the flowers! It turns out a girl can’t even wear her favorite vintage floral romper without having flowers in the beautiful gardens of the Fort Tryon Park to copy her style. You guys see what I have to go through?Getting my style jacked by flowers. What shame!

Besides the beautiful views of the George Washington Bridge, I didn’t even feel like I was in New York. It felt like I was walking in some magical European garden. It was just beautiful. Lovers sat in between nooks of a giant arch, families walked around beautiful shaded trees to take photos, locals chose the highest hill to tan, and the flowers were not just blooming, they were dancing, rejoicing life!

Fort Tryon Park, you will see me again soon, and perhaps it will be for a wonderful “Champagne” picnic. Until then, stay beautiful.

Love, Paola

[All of the photos except for the ones of me were taken by me. If you're going to use please credit accordingly.]

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4 Comments on The Cloisters in the spring

  1. everydayadventureswithanna
    June 11, 2013 at 4:12 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this place. Completely shocked you never been there before! I want you to come visit Philly with me and go to the Rodin museum. It is wonderful. Not as wonderful as the one in Paris but still wonderful. Or we could go to Paris. I am flexible.

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    • findingpaola
      June 11, 2013 at 5:45 pm (2 years ago)

      I’ve already been to Rodin in Paris! I’d love to see the one in PA though!

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  2. Scott Mitchell
    June 6, 2013 at 2:37 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s very evident why you would love such a place. Old architecture, nature, and good views. I’d wear my camera out!
    Have a good weekend

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