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
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
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