Saturni post meridiem

It was a rainy day…

and so we took a drive to the Met Cloisters at the the tippy-top of Manhattan.  Much of the Met’s medieval collection is displayed there.

Heidi said this is where the goods that US robber-barons plundered from Europe are kept.  She’s right, of course, but the audio guide does it’s best to point out when an item had been rescued from disrepair or abandonment, to ease the damage.

We took another of the Met’s excellent, enjoyable and informative gallery tours, this time exploring the significance of “Maying” in medieval times.  I was struck by how virtually everything in the natural world had a symbolic, as well as a practical, purpose. In the month of May, almost everything is a sly double entendre.

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