September 2018 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the September 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
Sunset - Notre Dame Cathedral
Photograph by Sophia Pagan
Our Restaurant of the Month
Blaise et Basile
Photograph by Discover Paris!
Appetizing fare in a village-like neighborhood on the eastern edge of Paris
Follow this link and sign in to read our review: http://www.parisinsights.com/restaurants.php.
Angel of the Month
Michael the Archangel in Mosaic
Photograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris
A gold and colored mosaic of Michael the archangel dazzles above the doorway of the Church of the Holy Archangels. Today the Romanian Orthodox of Paris, this small church was once the chapel of a medieval college and later purchased in 1882 by the Crown of Romania and placed under the protection of the archangels. Michael’s name is written as Mihail on his golden halo. His almond-shaped eyes, elongated nose and solemn demeanor evoke byzantine icons, the inspiration for this tympanum created in 1926 by the Atelier Guilbert-Martin, renowned for its work at the Grand Palais and Sacre Coeur. The church is now a political and spiritual refuge for Romanian refugees and exiles.
Church of the Holy Archangels, 9, rue Jean de Beauvais, 5th arrondissement (Metro: Maubert-Mutualité)
To learn about other angels of Paris, follow this link: Angels of Paris – An Architectural Tour Through the History of Paris.