May 2017 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the May 2017 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 Raye, our restaurant of the month with a link to the review, and an angel of the month by Rosemary Flannery.
Haiku of the Month
Paris by Raye
Oh the Games People Play by Raye
View more great photos by Raye here: https://www.instagram.com/rayeimages/
Our Restaurant of the Month
Le Vaisseau Vert
Photograph by Discover Paris!
Standing on a side street between rue d’Amsterdam and rue de Clichy, Le Vaisseau Vert presents a handsome grey façade under an off-white awning.
Follow this link and sign in to read our review: http://www.parisinsights.com/restaurants.php.
Angel of the Month
Photograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris
One of the oldest angels in Paris strums a psaltery – a stringed instrument akin to a harp – on the facade of a hostel built in 1407 for poor laborers. Nicolas Flamel, who achieved posthumous fame as an alchemist in JK Rowlings’ Harry Potter books, was a jurist, bookseller, and instructor in the art of illuminated manuscripts. He and his wife Pernelle, ardent philanthropists, gave itinerant field workers room and board in exchange for their prayers for the dearly departed. It is believed that Flamel designed this angel with its moon-shaped halo and feathery wings, which graces the doorway of what is today a fine restaurant.
Auberge Nicolas Flamel, 51 rue Montmorency, 3rd arrondissement (Metro: Rambuteau, Etienne Marcel)
To learn about other angels of Paris, follow this link: Angels of Paris – An Architectural Tour Through the History of Paris.