May 2019 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the May 2019 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 Sophia Pagan, 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
Quai d'Orléans on Ile Saint-Louis
Photograph by Sophia Pagan
Fine art photographer Sophia Pagan has developed a Paris portrait session in collaboration with Entrée to Black Paris To learn more, follow this link: Black Paris Portraits.
Our Restaurant of the Month
Photograph by Entrée to Black Paris
Le Timbre serves exquisite fare near the Luxembourg Garden.
Follow this link and sign in to read our review: http://www.parisinsights.com/restaurants.php.
Angel of the Month
The Angel of Notre Dame de Paris
Photograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris
A tragic fire took the roof and spire of Notre Dame Cathedral, but the beautiful stone angels prevailed. We are all so grateful to the courageous firefighters of France, who persevered valiantly to save this monument to faith and inspiration. This precious stone panel circa 1146-1148, was saved from the former Saint Etienne cathedral, formerly at the site, destroyed to make room for the ‘new' Notre Dame cathedral begun in 1163. It tells the story of Saint Germain, then bishop of Paris, petitioning King Childebert for funds to build a Benedictine abbey. A scribe seated in the left corner records the royal donation. A dense assortment of charming small angels look onward from the curved arch, as a tall, striding angel precedes the bishop, swinging an incense-burner.
Notre Dame Cathedral, western facade, southern portal, Parvis Notre-Dame, 4th arrondissement (Metro: Saint-Michel -Notre-Dame or Cité)
To learn about other angels of Paris, follow this link: Angels of Paris – An Architectural Tour Through the History of Paris.