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December 2015 - Paris Panorama

Welcome to the December 2015 edition of our newsletter Paris Panorama!

Each month we feature an inspiring haiku poem by Anna Eklund-Cheong.  You will also find a watercolor by French artist Jean-Charles Decoudun, a photograph with a link to a review of our restaurant of the month (sign in to read the review), and an angel of the month by Rosemary Flannery.

Bonne lecture!

 

Haiku of the Month


Photograph by Eric Hian-Cheong
Haiku by Anna Eklund-Cheong

 

 Watercolor of the Month

Place de Furstenberg
Watercolor by Jean-Charles Decoudun

Situated near the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Place de Furstenberg is one of the most charming and discreet squares in Paris.  It is hardly surprising that painter Eugène Delacroix settled here.

 

Our Restaurant of the Month

Photograph by Discover Paris!

Presenting a sober front displaying black, brick-faced pilasters, a black, roughly-textured wall, and gridded windows trimmed in black, Bacco restaurant serves cuisine that combines elements of both French and Italian cooking.

Follow this link and sign in to read our review:  http://www.parisinsights.com/restaurants.php.

 

Angel of the Month

Photograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris

Perched on a pinnacle above gargoyles, the beatific figure of Matthew, represented here in sculpted stone as an angel, unfurls a banner of glad tidings.  The Saint Jacques Tower features symbols of three of the evangelists as animals: John as eagle, Mark as winged lion and Luke as winged ox.  It is only Matthew who is depicted in iconography as angel or human. His gospel recounts the genealogy of Jesus, from father to son, and from Abraham through his incarnation as Christ.

Saint Jacques Tower, Square de la Tour Saint Jacques, 4th arrondissement (Metro: Châtelet)

To learn more about this and other angels of Paris, follow this link: Angels of Paris – An Architectural Tour Through the History of Paris.

Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2015