June 2021 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the June 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
Fountain at Place Saint-Michel
Photograph by Tom Reeves
Tom Reeves publishes photographs of Paris on his 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 read the reviews).
Le Cercle Luxembourg
Photograph by Entrée to Black Paris
A stylish café located directly across the street from the Luxembourg Garden
Angel of the Month
The Child Angel of Sainte-Marguerite 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:
A sculpted stone child angel flanks a World War I memorial and its stained-glass windows in the remarkable Sainte Marguerite Church. The church began in 1624 as a small chapel to serve the artisans and furniture-makers of the faubourg St-Antoine area, and was enlarged and completed in the early 1700’s. Its long history includes the events of the Revolution, when the Carmelites of Compiegne perished at the guillotine situated at the nearby Place de la Nation. In 1805, Pope Pius VII celebrated Mass in their memory here, most unusual for a small parish church. It is simple but beautifully decorated, with a coffered ceiling and fine paintings and sculptures. This charming angel, unsigned and undated, was placed here to honor the soldiers’ memorial. Carved in the graceful early 18th-century style, he sits on a cloud pedestal and holds a palm frond, symbolizing martyrdom, of victory over death.
Eglise Saint-Marguerite, 36 rue Bernard, 11th arrondissement (Metro: Faidherbe-Chaligny)
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