January 2023 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the January 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
Photograph by Eric Hian-Cheong
Haiku by Anna Eklund-Cheong
Photo of the Month
Eiffel Tower Viewed from the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
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
Maison Bogard serves savory French fare in a maison de campagne in the town of Le Vésinet
Angel of the Month
Angel of the Saint-Gervais Saint Prothais Church
Photograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris
For this month's angel, Rosemary writes:
The Saint-Gervais Saint Prothais Church stands in the shadow of Paris’s town hall. Begun in 1496 in flamboyant Gothic style, it was not completed until the mid-17th century due to the wars of religion, which halted construction. Today it holds an eclectic mix of Renaissance choir stalls, baroque statuary and 20 th century stained-glass windows installed to replace those shattered during World War I.
This trio of sculpted angels (circa 1650) embellish a stone tablet bearing gospel citations: "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men of good will" (Luke 2:14) and: "My command to you is to love one another as I have loved you. . ." (John 15: 12-15). Centuries old and worn with time, the angels play music and pray, imparting their poetic beauty to the church.
Église Saint-Gervais Saint-Prothais
13, rue des Barres
Metro : Hotel de Ville
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