I was in Dublin in 2010 on Bloomsday and tried to do a Bloomsday walking tour, but it turns out that there are two tourist information centres in Dublin and waiting at the wrong one doesn't help. Still I took in some Bloomsday sights, aided by the Literary Walking Tour in my trusty Eyewitness Guide.
|Bust of James Joyce in St Stephen's Green- possibly the most beautiful park in the world|
|Sweeny's Chemist where Leopold Bloom bought lemon soap. |
Actually this makes me want to read Ulysses even less.
|Joyce was a student at Newman House from 1899-1902|
What is a Dublin walking tour without a few pubs?
|Davy Byrnes- apparently the setting of a famous scene in Ulysses|
|Joyce liked a drink at The Duke- as did Brendan Behan, Patrick Kavanagh and Flann O'Brien.|
|The cult of Ulysses is still everywhere in Dublin|
Saturday Snapshot, is a wonderful weekly meme from at home with books