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December 2018 - Paris Panorama

Welcome to the December 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. 

Bonne lecture!

 

Haiku of the Month

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

 

Photo of the Month

 

The Louvre Covered in Snow, Shot from the Terrasse des Feuillantes
Photograph by Sophia Pagan

Fine art photographer Sophia Pagan has developed a Paris portrait session in collaboration with Discover Paris!  To learn more, follow this link:  Black Paris Portraits.

 

Our Restaurant of the Month

Chez Lionel
Photograph by Discover Paris!

Savory French fare served in a smart, eclectically-styled restaurant in Montparnasse.

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

 

Angel of the Month

 

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

Anne of Austria, wife of Louis XIII, waited a very long time to bear a child. At the age of 36, after twenty-two years of marriage and three miscarriages, the royal family welcomed Louis Dieudonné - the ‘God-given’ - on September 5, 1638. The queen, who had vowed to erect a magnificent temple dedicated to the Nativity if she were to bear a son, had plans drawn up by architect Francois Mansart. The talented sculptor Francois Anguier designed angels for the pediment. Drifting languidly, the stone angel gently lifts a medallion bearing the queen’s coat-of-arms topped by a pair of baby dolphins’ heads, a charming allusion to the word ‘dauphin' denoting the crown prince.

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

Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2018