January 2021 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the January 2021 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
A Rose at Square André-Lefèvre
Photograph by Tom Reeves
Tom Reeves publishes photographs of Paris on his Paris Insights Facebook page.
Our Restaurant of the Month
Photograph by Entrée to Black Paris
Gumbo Yaya serves savory fried chicken and crisp, buttery waffles near Place du Colonel Fabien.
Click here and sign in to read our review: https://www.parisinsights.com/restaurants.php.
Angel of the Month
Angels of Saint-Bonaventura Church in Lyon
Photograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris
For this month's angel, Rosemary writes:
Tucked under the entry arches of Saint-Bonaventure Church, stone angels brandish a shield bearing the saint’s monogram. Carvings of grapes and vine leaves form a lovely scrolled décor. Saint. Bonaventure was born in Tuscany and baptized John. At the age of four, he was cured of a serious illness by Francis of Assisi, whose order he joined when he came of age.
Francis prophesized "great adventures" – o buona ventura! – for him, and such became his name. Bonaventure studied at the University of Paris, and in 1273 was consecrated cardinal in Lyon by Pope Gregory X.
The church, originally built for the 14th century Cordeliers’ convent, represents a rare medieval treasure in Lyon. Its facade and angels, however, were added centuries later during a restoration following the French Revolution.
Place des Cordeliers, Lyon (2 hours from Paris by TGV train)
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