Last weekend, possibly the final weekend of glorious sunshine for another year, we went to Strasbourg, the final birthday celebration, a city that is fully French, was once German for almost 50 years and is now filled with pretzels, flammenkueche, and all around adorability…

And good cocktails! What? I’m Irish!!!

Seriously, I wanted to eat everywhere! And tried!

On your bike! No cars in the city centre after 11am, Joy!!!

This is an actual school, lycée! It must be for wizards!!

Saint Paul’s Reformed Church, one of the many churches along our boat tour

European Parliament 

Flammenkueche, Pizza Alsace style

Petite France area of Strasbourg, Can you imagine this with the Christmas market in full sway!!!!

We had the best sauerkraut with fish here! (Choucroute de la mer). Not from the troff!!! 

Shadows within the Museum of Modern Art and below an art installation outside by Brooklyn based artistic collaboration FAILE

A moving Spider at the museum of modern Art, in top hat too!

And a goodbye from the glass modernity of Central Station 

All photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

Published by deuxiemepeau

Published poet, writer, baker and former fashion maker, with footprints in Paris, London and Amsterdam but currently back home in Dublin with sights aimed at leaving a mark on the West coast one clear fine day...


  1. Oh my! I had no idea Strasbourg was so beautiful (at least at the end of summer). It’s like a fairy tale village. Thank you for sharing, Damien.

  2. Perfect place for a birthday break…it looks wonderful Dami and I’d go there in a heartbeat! The pizza looks fascinating like the figs are on giant waterlily leaves, wow!

      1. You’ve sent me off on another tangent, hope you don’t mind that i’m planning on using this pizza shot in a post tonight!

    1. Oh Paula, that makes me so happy, you deserve to always have your soul treated!! 🤗🤗 huge hugs and hope you are doing well. How’s the writing going?

  3. Though I love where I live in France, I see I shall have to find my way to Strasbourg. It is all just too tempting.

      1. Thank you. I’ve yet to be disappointed anywhere I’ve been since moving here. It is more likely to be spring as I have a friend coming to visit.

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