Entering the courtyards of the Cloisters Museum magically transported me to the era of medieval Europe. It’s not hard to imagine why they served as peaceful sanctuaries for monks in monasteries. I had such a pleasurable experience admiring the plants and architectural details, wondering if centuries ago people were doing the same. The setting of the museum is gorgeous as well- perched atop a hill overlooking the Hudson River. Places like these are so captivating because they are alive with nature and history.