February 2022 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the February 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 Monique Y. Wells, 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
Cupola of the Bourse de Commerce
Photograph by Monique Y. Wells
Monique Y. Wells creates the Entrée to Black Paris blog.
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: https://www.parisinsights.com/restaurants.php (sign in to gain access to the reviews).
Marso & Co
Photograph by Entrée to Black Paris
Marso & Co serves French and Italian fare with Asian influences.
Angel of the Month
The Altarpiece 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:
This beautiful stone angel, sculpted circa 1540, is part of a retable – an altarpiece – created for the Saint-Anoul Monastery of Crepy-en-Valois in the Oise Valley. I had the pleasure of viewing it recently at the Musée du Cloître Saint-Corneille, a fine small museum situated in medieval cloisters in Compiègne.
The retable recounts the life of Mary, and the angel forms part of the central panel illustrating the Dormition of the Virgin. The word dormition originates from Greek, and signifies the death without suffering of a saint, while in a state of spiritual peace. Apostles are present in this scene; we see a detail of one looking up towards the heavens to the angel. Richly decorated in the Renaissance style, the framework is ornamented with scroll designs and foliage. The angel appears to fly forward on his butterfly-shaped wings, while glancing back to the Virgin.
Musée du Cloitre Saint-Corneille
9 rue Saint-Corneille
(A one-hour train ride from the Gare du Nord in Paris)
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