Bird Watching in the Fuentidueña Chapel

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I asked these two viewers what they were looking for in the Fuentidueña Chapel at the Cloisters. “Birds,” they answered.

They said they spotted some birds carved into the capitals—the tops of the limestone columns— which support the three arched windows of the apse. The 12th century domed structure once belonged to the church of San Martin at Fuentidueña in Segovia, Spain, now a ruin.

The chapel at the Cloisters, the Metropolitan Museum’s outpost in northern Manhattan, is perfect for sight-seeing, music performances, and, it would seem, birding!

Do you have any take aways from the Cloisters?

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