A Sunday escape to the suburbs of Paris and the Parc and Chateau at Sceaux.

The sun was out but the shadows looked better in black and white…






All photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

Parc de Sceaux is located just outside Paris, via RER B, and the Petit Chateau, rebuilt in 1850’s (originally constructed in the 15th century and later owned by JB Colbert, minister of the Navy, before it was confiscated during the French Revolution) is now the Musee de l’ille de France.



black and white
there are a thousand shades of grey

life and death
there are a million things to say

I love you
and I love you not

there is more than just hunger and hate


we are hungry
we eat (more than we should)
and then we hate

you smiled at me
in a sea of sadness I’d grown tired of
a blonde in a season of darker tones
and the distraction deluded me

                            from the truth

are we always alone,
even when we are together?

I held his hand in a taxi
while thinking of another
not yours, not his, but another

I lay in your arms at night
as you lied in mine, behind the light

between laying and lying
there exists a world of truth and disguise

we hate being alone
but devour each other when we are together

devour each other

            to the bone


All Words and Photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

Photograph of ‘Monument aux morts’ in Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France.