July 2023 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the final edition of our newsletter Paris Panorama!
Since February 2014, our monthly newsletter has featured a haiku poem, a photograph of Paris, our favorite restaurant of the month, and an angel of the month.
We regret to announce that this will be the last of the Paris Panorama series.
We thank Anna Eklund-Chung for her inspiring poems and Rosemary Flannery for her sublime angels.
Haiku of the Month
Haiku by Anna Eklund-Cheong
Photo of the Month
Eiffel Tower Viewed from Les Invalides
Photograph by Tom Reeves
Tom Reeves contributes photographs of Paris to the Paris Insights Facebook page.
Our Restaurant of the Month
This month's restaurant of the month, La Truffière, is our most favorite. We have dined here on many occasions and have always enjoyed an exquisite meal and great service.
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).
Photograph by Entrée to Black Paris
La Truffière offers refined dining just off Place de la Contrescarpe in the Latin Quarter.
Angel of the Month
Chartres Sundial Angel
Photograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris
For this month's angel, Rosemary writes:
While visiting wonderful Chartres, I was struck by this smiling angel holding a giant sundial on a southern buttress of the famous cathedral. The cathedral’s beginnings date to 1126, and like so many of the great sacred temples of France, it has endured the passage of centuries and of countless re-workings. It appears that only the canopy crowning the angel is original; the angel and its sundial are 19th century copies of medieval artistry. The originals can be viewed in the sanctuary’s crypt.
The sundial bears the date of 1528, the year of the installation of the astronomical clock in the cathedral. The Renaissance passion for measuring instruments engendered many such sundials featuring Roman numerals. The curly-haired angel with his gentle smile, dressed in a finely-chiseled draped gown, is typical of the Romanesque/Gothic style of the mid-12th century.
Cathédral Notre-Dame de Chartres
16 Cloitre Notre Dame
One hour by train from the Gare de Montparnasse
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