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October 2015 - Paris Panorama

Welcome to the October 2015 edition of our newsletter Paris Panorama!

Each month we feature an inspiring haiku poem by Anna Eklund-Cheong.  You will also find a watercolor by French artist Jean-Charles Decoudun, a photograph with a link to a review of our restaurant of the month (sign in to read 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


Watercolor of the Month


Montmartre - La Galerie Roussard
Watercolor by Jean-Charles Decoudun

The Galerie Roussard (pink awning on right) lies just off Place du Tertre at number 7 rue du Mont Cenis.  One of the oldest art galeries in France, it features the works of artists who have lived and worked in Montmartre, including watercolors by Jean-Charles Decoudun.


Our Restaurant of the Month

Photograph by Discover Paris!

L’Auberge du Roi Gradlon is located in the 13th arrondissement, an area to which tourists would have little reason to travel… except to dine on the delicious food that this restaurant serves. Follow this link and sign in to read our review:


Angel of the Month

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

Believers hold that each of us is assigned a guardian angel at birth to watch over us and to guide us.  A depiction of one such angel, carved in stone by Theophile Bra, stands in the northwest corner niche of the Church of the Madeleine.  This angel is decidedly feminine, with immense wings that could close around her like the shutters of a triptych.  An expression of wary vigilance permeates her visage.  Guardian angels are honored with their own feast day, October 2nd, established by Pope Paul V in 1615..

 The Guardian Angel, Church of the Madeleine, northwest corner Place de la Madeleine, 8th arrondissement (Metro:  Madeleine)

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

Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2015