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Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters


This past weekend a few of us ventured up to Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters. Fall was on full display and the weather was incredible to boot. It’s pretty stunning up there and it’s hard to believe that this is right in Manhattan and accessible by subway. Central Park often gets most of the New York park glory, but I highly recommend visiting Fort Tryon Park. It’s just as beautiful and so peaceful (though it’s much smaller than Central Park). Yup, it’s possible for ‘Manhattan’ and ‘peaceful’ to in the same sentence. Wonders will never cease. I’m already planning a trip up back there right after the first snow fall this winter.


  1. jonobr1 says: November 6, 201312:31 pm

    Nice, you guys made it!

    • Rashi says: November 6, 201311:58 pm

      We did! It was pretty amaze-balls

  2. Archana | my SoCal'd life says: November 6, 201312:45 pm

    Your pictures are stunning! (And that first was is a framer for sure.) This makes me so sad I never went while I lived in NYC!

    • Rashi says: November 6, 201311:58 pm

      Thanks Archana! Yea, I can’t believe it took me 3 years to finally make it here. You should put this on your list for your next NYC visit!

  3. Angel Y. says: November 6, 20133:37 pm

    I can’t imagine how gorgeous this area will be covered in snow. Lovely photos!

    • Rashi says: November 6, 201311:59 pm

      Thanks Angel! Yea, I think this might be the one spot in NY that won’t look like brown slush after it snows, so I’ll have to seize the opportunity to photograph it.

  4. Linnea says: November 7, 20133:43 am

    What a beautiful place… and I love your sense of humor. Also, I owe you an e-mail big time!

    • Rashi says: November 7, 20139:58 am

      Haha, thanks Linnea. Looking forward to your email! Hope you are well

  5. Kelly Brito says: November 10, 201312:46 pm

    Oh my God! This place is just magical. I have heard of the Fort Tryon, but have never been there. I’m SO going there this coming weekend -if possible, during the week. Thanks for sharing these, the photos are absolutely beautiful!!!!

    • Rashi says: November 11, 201310:23 am

      Hi Kelly! Thanks for the kind words! Yes, I highly recommend seeing the park in the fall, I think you’ll love it.

  6. Julia Kostreva says: November 11, 20132:07 pm

    Wow, that looks so gorgeous! I miss those yellow leaves on the east coast where I grew up. totally breathtaking. I love the photos you took of the archway windows, those are stunning!

    • Rashi says: November 11, 20132:10 pm

      Thanks, Julia! You grew up on the East and Moved to the West? I did the complete opposite— grew up in the Bay Area and then moved East.

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