February 2023 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the February 2023 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.
Haiku of the Month
Photo of the Month
View of the Eiffel Tower and the Sainte-Clotilde Basilica from Saint-Jacques 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: https://www.parisinsights.com/restaurants.php (sign in to gain access to the reviews).
Photograph by Entrée to Black Paris
Chantoiseau is an off-the-beaten-path restaurant in Montmartre that serves sumptuous fare.
Angel of the Month
Angel of the Apocalypse
Photograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris
For this month's angel, Rosemary writes:
I recently had the pleasure of viewing the extraordinary tapestry of the Apocalypse of Saint John the Divine in Angers, a small city just outside the Loire Valley. This 14th century masterpiece was commissioned by Louis I, duke of Anjou, and designed by the Flemish artist Jean Bondol, using an illuminated manuscript as a partial model. Famous for the virtuosity of its workmanship and style, and its breathtaking beauty, it depicts the story of the Apocalypse (Greek for ‘revelation’), the final text of the New Testament, in a set of six tapestries, with 90 different scenes.
This segment portrays a haloed angel with curly golden locks and wearing luxurious attire, who inspires and instructs John as he writes the Book of Revelation. The verdant country scene features a deep blue background filled with millefleur – a floating field of many small plants and flowers.
Tapestry of the Apocalypse
2, promenade du Bout du Monde
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