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August 2016 - Paris Panorama

Welcome to the August 2016 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 Raye, our restaurant of the month with a link to the review, and an angel of the month by Rosemary Flannery. 

Bonne lecture!


Haiku of the Month

Photograph by Eric Hian-Cheong
Haiku by Anna Eklund-Cheong


Paris by Raye

Mosaic Reflection, La Defense, France - 2014, Plexicollage 60x86cm  by Raye

View more great photos by Raye here:


Our Restaurant of the Month

Fa Fine Mousse
Photograph by Entrée to Black Paris

Located in an off-the-beaten-path area of the 11th arrondissement, La Fine Mousse serves delicious food served in an informal setting.

 Follow this link and sign in to read our review:


Angel of the Month

Photograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris

The angels of Paris come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and are sometimes created using the most astonishing materials.  These blue-winged angels form part of the narrative of St. Laurent’s life, and are found on the tympanum of a church not far from the Gare de l’Est.  In the 1860’s, Parisian street signs were made from volcanic rock quarried from Volvic in the Auvergne region, cut in fine slices and painted with viscous enamel.  Raymond and Paul Balze, inspired by the style of Raphael’s frescoes, employed this technique for the exterior church decor.  Impervious to the elements and easily cleaned, emaillage sur lave – enamel paint on magma – also allowed for rich, enduring colors. 

St. Laurent Church, 1862-1865, 65 boulevard Magenta, 10th arrondssement (Metro: Gare de l’Est)

To learn about other angels of Paris, follow this link: Angels of Paris – An Architectural Tour Through the History of Paris.

Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2016