Skip to content

The Cloisters Part 6

2010 May 2

iPhone wallpaper

And, finally, a bit of interesting architecture. One of the rooms at the Cloisters, called the Saint-Guilhem Cloister, is meant to represent late 12th century French design. The room is quite beautiful, with ornate period columns of pristine limestone, and flooded with light from a modern skylight far above. The severe contrast of old and new is a bit like the Pyramid at the Louvre.

(Credit where credit is due: The window was designed by Easton Architects of New York in 2001.)

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.