September 2021 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the September 2021 edition of our newsletter Paris Panorama!
Each month we feature an inspiring haiku poem by Anna Eklund-Cheong. You will also find a photograph of Paris by Tom Reeves, our restaurant of the month with a link to the review, and an angel of the month by Rosemary Flannery.
Haiku of the Month
Photo of the Month
Tourists Are Returning to Paris
Photograph by Tom Reeves
Tom Reeves publishes photographs of Paris on his Paris Insights Facebook page.
Our Restaurant of the Month
Our restaurant of the month is selected from the restaurants at which we dined during the prior month. We invite our readers to read our reviews at the following link: https://www.parisinsights.com/restaurants.php (sign in to gain access to the reviews).
Le Wiri Wiri
Photograph by Entrée to Black Paris
A handsome restaurant serving Senegalese fare near the Institut du Monde Arabe.
Angel of the Month
Photograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris
For this month's angel, Rosemary writes:
Adorning a first-floor window of a building dating to the First Empire, a lovely low-relief sculpture of a feminine winged figure is poised on a half-globe. Portrayed in profile, she holds a laurel wreath in her left hand; the damaged right arm would likely have held a trumpet, a symbol of triumph and victory. The figure is a civic angel, based on the Greek goddess Pheme, the personification of fame and renown. This imagery was popular under the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte.
The sturdy but elegant metal frame forms a looped arrangement of ropes and knots, indicating an early 19th century rope merchant’s shop. Ropes, essential for supporting, hoisting, carrying and lowering heavy objects, were in demand for construction sites, as well as for ships navigating the nearby Seine River. This ancient winding street was once the site of workshops for many trades: metalsmiths, wheelwrights and saddlers.
31 rue de la Ferronnerie
To learn about other angels, follow this link: Angels of Paris – An Architectural Tour Through the History of Paris.
Rosemary Flannery is an experienced artist currently creating portrait drawings from photos. Click here to learn more: www.portraitsbyrosemary.com