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July 2018 - Paris Panorama

Welcome to the July 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 Pyramid at Sunset - Cour Napoléon
Photograph by Sophia Pagan

Sophia Pagan is a fine art and portrait photographer with two Paris-based studios:  Photo Perfect Paris and The Portrait Boutique.  To learn about her personal work, visit www.SophiaPagan.com.

 

Our Restaurant of the Month

L'Ardoise du XV
Photograph by Discover Paris!

L'Ardoise du XV is a gastronomic bistrot located on the western edge of the 15th arrondissement

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

 

Angel of the Month

 

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

July is the month of revolutions: in France, our ‘independence day’ is Bastille Day, celebrated on July 14th.  The ardent revolutionaries, at war with the monarchy and the clergy, tried converting everyone with their motto ‘liberty, equality and fraternity, or death’.  Even angels atop the side door pediment  of Saint Nicolas du Chardonnet Church were drafted to their cause.  This little stone cherub held a bishop’s staff, until it was hacked off and replaced with a pike, the weapon of choice of the militants. Luckily, they left the rest of the beautiful ornamentation alone: the graceful palm front, flowing drapery and ribbon, and the angel’s book, a symbol of the Scriptures.

St. Nicolas du Chardonnet Church, 23 rue des Bernandins, 5th arrondissement (Métro: Maubert-Mutualité)

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