March 2022 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the March 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 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
Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont Viewed from the Tour Saint-Jacques
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).
Le Petit Pontoise
Photograph by Entrée to Black Paris
Appetizing French fare served in an old-time bistrot
Angel of the Month
The Angel of the Descent from the Cross
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 parish church of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, a western suburb of Paris, was begun under Louis XV in 1766 and completed after the Revolution in 1829. It holds a copy of a beautiful marble low-relief panel, the original of which was created in 1176 by Benedetto Antelami, one of last great sculptors of the Italian gothic style. The scene depicts the Descent from the Cross. The original sculpture is conserved in the transept of the Cathedral of Parma.
In this fragment, the archangel Raphael flies above a Roman centurion and five soldiers, two of whom raise their fingers to point to Christ. Raphael pushes forward the head of a figure symbolizing the Synagogue, making it bow as a sign of defeat. He is lifted by his long, feathery wings, and garbed in a simple robe with a decorative border. A background text narrates the scene; Raphael’s name is carved near the upper tip of his wing
4, place Charles de Gaulle
RER A: Saint-Germain-en-Laye
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