December 2018 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the December 2018 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 Sophia Pagan, our restaurant of the month with a link to the review, and an angel of the month by Rosemary Flannery.
Haiku of the Month
Photograph by Eric Hian-Cheong
Haiku by Anna Eklund-Cheong
Photo of the Month
The Louvre Covered in Snow, Shot from the Terrasse des Feuillantes
Photograph by Sophia Pagan
Fine art photographer Sophia Pagan has developed a Paris portrait session in collaboration with Entrée to Black Paris To learn more, follow this link: Black Paris Portraits.
Our Restaurant of the Month
Photograph by Entrée to Black Paris
Savory French fare served in a smart, eclectically-styled restaurant in Montparnasse.
Follow this link and sign in to read our review: http://www.parisinsights.com/restaurants.php.
Angel of the Month
Angel of the Nativity
Photograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris
Anne of Austria, wife of Louis XIII, waited a very long time to bear a child. At the age of 36, after twenty-two years of marriage and three miscarriages, the royal family welcomed Louis Dieudonné - the ‘God-given’ - on September 5, 1638. The queen, who had vowed to erect a magnificent temple dedicated to the Nativity if she were to bear a son, had plans drawn up by architect Francois Mansart. The talented sculptor Francois Anguier designed angels for the pediment. Drifting languidly, the stone angel gently lifts a medallion bearing the queen’s coat-of-arms topped by a pair of baby dolphins’ heads, a charming allusion to the word ‘dauphin' denoting the crown prince.
Eglise Val de Grace, 1 place Alphonse Laveran, 5th arrondissement (Metro: RER Port Royal)
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 2018
- December 2018 - Paris Panorama
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- October 2018 - Paris Panorama
- September 2018 - Paris Panorama
- August 2018 - Paris Panorama
- July 2018 - Paris Panorama
- June 2018 - Paris Panorama
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