February 2018 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the February 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
Metro Line 6
Photograph by Sophia Pagan
This image is of the metro line 6 as it passes by classical Haussmanian-styled homes in Paris.
Our Restaurant of the Month
Photograph by Discover Paris!
For flavorful African cuisine in the historic Les Halles district of the French capital, visit Moussa l'Africain!
Follow this link and sign in to read our review: http://www.parisinsights.com/restaurants.php.
Angel of the Month
The Angels of Notre-Dame des Victoires
Photograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris
A bevy of winsome-winged cherubs’ heads tilt around a tetragrammaton, a triangle on which is inscribed the name of God in biblical Hebrew. Consonants only are used, because the word was meant never to be spoken. Charles Rebille’s 1740 low-relief sculpture adorns the curved portal of the Basilique Notre-Dame des Victoires, built to celebrate the victories of Louis XIII at La Rochelle. The church, once a convent chapel of Augustinian monks, is today famous for the miracles, conversions, and religious apparitions that have occurred there. The asymmetrical arrangement of the angels’ heads set against swirling clouds is typical of the Rococo style.
Basilique Notre-Dame des Victoires, 7, place des Petits-Pères, 2nd arrodissement (Métro: Bourse)
To learn about other angels of Paris, follow this link: Angels of Paris – An Architectural Tour Through the History of Paris.