Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Weekend explorations II: Unicorn tapestry

I found weekend photos I thought I'd deleted (phew!), so couldn't resist a second peek inside New York's Cloisters museum (posted Monday). The Unicorn in Captivity tapestry, 1495-1505, is one of many gems. Recently, it appeared in a Harry Potter film, adorning Hogwarts school.

11 comments:

Tanya said...

oh i love this! amazing how old it is!

LOLfromPasa said...

Like your photo much better than the one on the link!!! You should offer it to them :). (Glad you found it. I thought I had lost half my my holiday snaps, but they were only misplaced. Phew, indeed!)

LONDONLULU said...

Tanya - thanks! It's cool to look at something that old (at least to American minds :)

LOLfromPasa - thank you and lol! That would be hilarious. Glad you found your almost-lost snaps too - such a relief, though I need to be more careful now where I save stuff. :)

cieldequimper said...

This reminds me of many good moments inside Cluny museum in Paris...

EG CameraGirl said...

I have only seen photos of this tapestry and would LOVE to see it in person!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a beautiful tapestry Lulu, who doesn't love a unicorn oui!

Adele said...

This reminds me of that book, "The Lady and the Unicorn." Have you read it? Worth checking into, if you enjoy tapestries. And I agree with LOL - your photo is awesome!

LONDONLULU said...

cieldequimper - so cool, I've always wanted to see those unicorn tapestries at Paris's Cluny museum! They have a real 'magical' status :)

EG CameraGirl - it's so lovely to see in person! (And hangs in a room with others in the same 'unicorn cycle' :) Hope you get to fit in a Manhattan visit in the near future...

PerthDailyPhoto - thanks so much! I agree, who could not love something like this, like a glimpse right into the Middle Ages :)

Adele - thank you! I've heard but not yet read that book (and also long to see those tapestries in Paris, almost a sister 'unicorn cycle' to the ones in the Cloisters :)...thank you for the book suggestion!





Jenny Woolf said...

This is one thing I'm sorry I have missed each time I have been in New York. Maybe one day....

LONDONLULU said...

Jenny - oh, I hope you make it one day, it's very tranquil and peaceful, a mini-getaway within New York :)

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

I too was reminded of the tapestries in the Cluny museum, Paris. But it is many years since I was last there, 1997 the last week in August the week that Diana died there.