A new place to call home… painting new tales onto old walls in Ménilmontant, Paris…


Yes, I do make cutouts of furniture from paper to see what will fit where (I am a patternmaker, afterall!!)

The Magic Team Stories Movers (hijacked friends)…

A light at the top…

Those now famed 5 flights up- no lift…

And finally, furnished and familiar…

A little home baking to make it truly home (Apricot and pistachio cake) 

A place to write new tales…

Home Sweet Home, all decoration, photographs & hard climbing by Damien B. Donnelly


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Where turrets twist

light leaps around steps

long since merged
with the marks,

caressed into carpets

made bare by the burdens
they now bare,

stored in stairs that turn
ever onwards,
ever upwards,

always reaching for the rest
of the story

never truly told in the light

still leaping.

All Words and Photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

Photographs taken at the Musée de la Vie Romantique, Paris, France.