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The Holy Cross

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.

The inscription reads, "Through the Sign of the Holy Cross, from our enemies, our God frees us."

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]



The Holy Cross

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.

The inscription reads, "Through the Sign of the Holy Cross, from our enemies, our God frees us."

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]



comments (14)

This is one of my favorite places in NYC. Every year I took a class of high school seniors there and to the Church of St. John the Divine. Between the two destinations we'd picnic at the Cloisters. Everyone was challenged to bring his/her idea of Beauty in food. Over the years we tasted a remarkable variety of creations from centuries old recipes for lasagna to a stained glass window made of jello. I wish I could have seen your reactions to this wonderful oasis in NYC.
Ginnie Hart: Oh wow, Ted. I had no idea! It was an astounding place, especially in realizing the amount of effort it surely took to assemble the entire structure. Very tastefully done. Actually, I think it's one of the wonders of the world! No wonder you took your senior students there! smile
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Jun 2007, 09:23
good sepia tone for the subject
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
Hi Ginny. Well lit interesting shot. I am curious about the sculpture - the first time I have seen the two theives with their arms bent over the back of their crosses and their legs crossed in the pose of the "hanged man" from Tarot cards. Very strange. Mike
Ginnie Hart: Good eye and good point, Mike. You're right. Well, I guess Tarot does go way back in time!!!
I like the dark colours. It's a shame I don't have enough money to go to New-York. But maybe in a few years I can come there wink . How much costs it to go to New York via plane? Well done! With kind regards, Tim Freh
Ginnie Hart: Well, Tim, from Holland it would depend on what time of year you choose. Donica and I always try to visit places in the spring or fall when the tourist season is gone and there aren't too many people milling around. But it's also when you get better fares on plane tickets! Hope you can make it work some day.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Jun 2007, 13:12
Shucks it looks almost like polished pewter. Great one. And you a latinist as well.
Ginnie Hart: It does look like pewter, Louis, which is one of my loves. Hmmm. That must have been in my subconscious!

Well, I DID have Latin all those years ago, yes, but I took this translation directly from the Wiki link above that also had a pic of this same piece with its translation. I was lucky. smile
my favourite till now, its lovely..
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Sam. Thanks.
Very nice. Works well in monochrome. All the best, Dave
Ginnie Hart: Thank yuou kindly, Dave.
  • Kay
  • 24 Jun 2007, 15:52
What a lovely picture, Ginnie. I like all the details, the tones, and the composition. Very well done. smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Kay. Thanks.
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 24 Jun 2007, 15:54
Sharp, well toned and detailed, you're getting good at this!
Ginnie Hart: Coming from you, Les, that means a lot! Thank you kindly.
A mettallic effect gives a strange picture, very well done and sharp !!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zeb.
No se como has hecho, pero en lugar de mirar una piedra parece que estoy viendo algo que tiene una textura metálica. La historia de estos Cloisters es interesante. smile

Not since you have done, but instead of watching a stone it seems that I am seeing something that has a metallic texture. The history of these Cloisters is interestingsmile
Ginnie Hart: It really was interesting how the processing made this look metallic, Jose. It kinda surprised me as well. Thanks. smile
Very interesting sculpture Ginnie...great detailed shot and treatment.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Bridge.
  • Ruth
  • 24 Jun 2007, 23:51
These feels almost metallic, your treatment, and that gives it a cold feel, which seems appropriate. Very interesting sculpture and photo.
Ginnie Hart: As I just told someone else, it kinda surprised me how it ended up looking metallic as I processed it. It just "happened," if that makes sense. Yes, it does seem appropriate, doesn't it!
I agree on the metallic look, and it's appropriate. Great details and good contrast - it doesn't seem flat at all - and I sometimes find that difficult to avoid....
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind, Aksel. Thanks.

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