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Pillars of Faith

This is a mini-series on The Cloisters of NYC.  It's a composite structure that incorporates elements from five medieval French cloisters which were disassembled and reassembled in Upper Manhattan in 1934-38.   You can read more about it here.  We visited there in April.

When I see pillars like this, I wonder how many monks/nuns lifted up their heads when they prayed.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Pillars of Faith

This is a mini-series on The Cloisters of NYC.  It's a composite structure that incorporates elements from five medieval French cloisters which were disassembled and reassembled in Upper Manhattan in 1934-38.   You can read more about it here.  We visited there in April.

When I see pillars like this, I wonder how many monks/nuns lifted up their heads when they prayed.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (21)

Nice detail Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bridge.
Lovely composition, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Red Pen.
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 23 Jun 2007, 01:15
I like this a lot, Ginnie. Old, rugged, weather beaten. I like the golden glow against the grey wall behind.
Ginnie Hart: Since this is from an old cloister in France, I'm quite sure it has seen a better day/year! For me, the older and more worn the better. smile
Now your talkin, teaching me something that I should really aught to know. Which cloisters is this as I happen to know of at least five.
Ginnie Hart: If you go to my link above, Johnny, you can find out more but The Cloisters in Upper Manhattan is "a composite structure, incorporating elements from five medieval French cloisters: Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Bonnefont-en-Comminges, Trie-en-Bigorre, and Froville. They're from the 11th-13th centuries.

I still can't believe the time, energy, money, etc. that it took to disassemble and bring all this to NYC! If you haven't been yet, you absolutely must go on your next visit "home."
  • Kay
  • 23 Jun 2007, 03:54
Very nicely done, Ginnie! I'd like to have a few of these pillars in front of my house!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Now that would be a sight, Kay! Would it fit your architecture or would you even care! grin
Nice!!! And well detailed too...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Nacha.
This is a detail worth photographing, Ginnie, and I'm so glad you did.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Karen. Thanks.
a simple detail, but that made the difference. that picture is beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, O-P. I loved it because of how weather-worn it is!
Nice capture of this pillar. I love the details...well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, H. smile
They seem to be quite worn. Are they outdoors? I am assuming so. Lovely shot and the accompanying education worthwhile.
Ginnie Hart: No, Mary, these are inside the museum in NYC but I'm quite sure they used to be outside when they were in France those hundreds of years ago! It still blows my mind!
Nice photo.. They do look a bit worse for wear and tear but I guess that adds character !!
Ginnie Hart: It's that old, worse-for-wear that is so attractive to me, Shakara. Kinda like people. It gives them more character. smile
  • Ruth
  • 23 Jun 2007, 16:08
Very pretty detail. Takes me back to my days in Latin class. smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes. Latin class. How could we forget! grin
Right from the middle-ages ! It's great ! smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it is, Flo! From the middle ages in NYC. What a marvel!
yup, i can see myself clicking this because it looks so beautifully weathered...
Ginnie Hart: The older the better, as far as I'm concerned, Sam. smile
Great details in this shot and the hew is a winner.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Busola.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Jun 2007, 13:09
I think all the nuns and monks stared at the pillar detail. They have weathered it with their staring smile

Great detail of the Cloisters
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Louis, I quite like that thought!!! Thanks.
Love the lighting in this one. All the best, Dave
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dave!
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 24 Jun 2007, 15:53
Good detail, well seen.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Les.
Nice too ! Like your brown text too !
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Those different SC colors are fun, aren't they, Zeb. smile
Yo cuando veo éste tipo de pilares y todo lo que soportan, me pregunto, que cantidad de historia ha pasado por delante de ellos!

I when I see this one type of pillars and everything what they support, I ask myself, that amount of history has happened in front of them!
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Jose. So much has happened in front of their very eyes!
  • Roger
  • Denton Texas
  • 25 Jun 2007, 16:19
Love the lighting here.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Roger.

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