Fort Tryon Park + The Cloisters
I've wanted to visit the Cloisters and Fort Tryon Park for the longest time but up until now the weather has been too hot to schlep all the way to 191 St (seriously, this summer in NYC was H A R D). On Saturday we finally made the (longish) journey and it was so worth it.
I must confess that I'm not a huge fan of medieval art (I overdosed a few years ago in Italy) but the sun was shining and the scenery, architecture and gardens of the Cloisters were so freaking pretty. The serenity of the grounds felt a bit out of place being situated so close to the hustle and bustle of Manhattan but it was so quiet I could easily have believed that we were in the Italian countryside.
We spent the afternoon exploring Fort Tryon Park; we walked amongst the crunchy leaves and saw the trees turning so many different colours (it's not something we see in Sydney so I got a tad carried away and took 301,673 photos). We finished the day off by making our way to Linden Terrace where we sat and enjoyed the cool autumn weather while we watched the boats sail up and down the Hudson River.
As I said, it requires a bit of travel time to get to upper Manhattan but it's well worth braving the crowded 1 train for the day before it turns too cold (oh my gosh, winter is coming?!?!?!?!?!?!?).