September 2014 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to our newsletter Paris Panorama!
Each month we feature a photograph by Eric Hian-Cheong and an inspiring haiku poem by Anna Eklund-Cheong. You will also find information about what’s up in Paris, 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.
Haiku of the Month
What’s On in Paris
Founded as an annual event in 1984 by the Ministry of Culture, Journées du Patrimoine (National Heritage Days) is held every third Saturday and Sunday in the month of September. On this weekend, many buildings and sites that are normally closed are open to the public. For a list (in French) of the 1,101 monuments and sites in Paris that will participate in this event follow this link: www.journeesdupatrimoine.culture.fr.
Our Restaurant of the Month
We choose our restaurants carefully and usually like the food served at all of them. La Table des Anges was exceptional, however, as we have rarely eaten so well. Follow this link and then sign in at the landing page to read our review: 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
September in Paris is la rentrée scolaire: it's all about the new school year. Sorbonne students coursing through the Guizot courtyard may look up to be inspired by the gilded angelic allegories of the sundial, one holding a compass to measure the dimensions of the earth, the other a tablet for notation. Created during the glorious days of the Sun King, Louis XIV, the figures reflect both the extravagance and the classicism of the times. High above them is a Latin inscription, Sicvt umbra dies nostri: Our days flee like a shadow.
To learn more about these and other angels of Paris, follow this link: Angels of Paris – An Architectural Tour Through the History of Paris.