August 2018 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the August 2018 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
Four Gilded Statues at Place du Trocadéro
Photograph by Sophia Pagan
Our Restaurant of the Month
Photograph by Discover Paris!
Gourmet dining in the discrete luxury of a hotel near the Esplanade des Invalides.
Follow this link and sign in to read our review: http://www.parisinsights.com/restaurants.php.
Angel of the Month
Angel of the Balustrade
Photograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris
Set against the sky, looking upward to heaven, Pierre-Jules-Cavelier’s 1861 stone angel graces the balustrade of Saint Germain l’Auxerrois. It was a new addition to a very old church, founded in the 7th century and rebuilt several times until the Renaissance. By 1859, the church was threatened with demolition, but Baron Haussmann, Commissioner of Paris under Napoleon II, determined to save it. The angel, with its curly hair, immense curved wings, and unfurled banner, reflects the style of the Italian masters the sculptor had studied in Rome, bringing a touch of the Renaissance to a church which had been reborn.
St. Germain l’Auxerrois Church, 2, place du Louvre, 1st arrondissement (Métro: Louvre-Rivoli)
To learn about other angels of Paris, follow this link: Angels of Paris – An Architectural Tour Through the History of Paris.