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December 2022 - Paris Panorama

Welcome to the December 2022 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.

Bonne lecture!


Haiku of the Month

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


Photo of the Month

Underskirt View of the Eiffel Tower 

Underskirt View of the Eiffel Tower
Photograph by Tom Reeves

Tom Reeves contributes photographs of Paris to the 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: (sign in to gain access to the reviews).

Atelier Maître Albert
Photograph by Entrée to Black Paris

Atelier Maître Albert serves roasted meats and seafood in a convivial atmosphere on Quai de la Tournelle across the river from Notre-Dame Cathedral.


Angel of the Month

 Angel of the Nativity

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

For this month's angel, Rosemary writes:

Every French church sets up a crèche or Nativity scene in late November in anticipation of the arrival of the Christ child. This painted, golden-haired ceramic angel forms part of the crèche of the Madeleine Church in Paris. The artist designed a particularly pretty garment for her, with flowing grey skirt, pink brocaded blouse, and overlapping tunic. Her somber expression contrasts with the reason for her presence: to announce “good tidings of great joy” to nearby shepherds (Luke 2.8-16). With her gilded upswept wings, she seems to have just alighted in Bethlehem, her banner twirling about her.

It is believed that the first Nativity scene dates to 1223, when Francis of Assisi staged a reenactment of the birth of Christ in a cave near Greccio, Italy. Today, the tradition of
recreating the manger with figurines continues through the centuries, in churches and in homes, enthralling children of all ages.

Church of the Madeleine
Place de la Madeleine
75008 Paris

Métro: Madeleine

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:

Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2022