James J. Rorimer (1905-1966). The Cloisters : the building and the collection of mediaeval art in Fort Tryon park, 1951. Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Thomas J. Watson Library | This is the cover to a 1951 Cloisters catalog. #Cloisters
They used to have huge pots of orange and lemon trees in these outdoor hallways. In late winter, plexiglass was put up to enclose the space. The smell of citrus flowers was heavenly. Also, medieval music would be playing. The most peaceful place.