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Dipping into the Forty Foot

When I read Sam Anderson’s article on the topic of his summer long Bloomsday, he ended his Joycean journey with a quick dip into the Forty Foot Bathing Place. 618 more words

“chemists rarely move.” This One May Leave Forever...

Sweny’s Chemist: probably one the coolest places to visit while retracing Bloom’s footsteps in and around Dublin’s city center. Carine and I went to see Sweny’s right after the “Lestrygonians” walking tour and it was a pleasure to see the site and meet the man behind the counter, Mr. 405 more words

Discovering Utrecht in the Footsteps of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus

While visiting Utrecht, my friend and I went on this really interesting walking tour where Dublin became Utrecht and Utrecht became the setting of Ulysses… 645 more words

Painting Bloomsday in Trieste

Like Montreal, Dublin and other various cities around the world big or small, Trieste also hosts a Bloomsday celebration in the streets of a port city Joyce once called “mia seconda patria.” However, similar to the growing development of Bloomsday in Montreal, Bloomsday in Trieste is still fairly young yet full of activities, events and performances. 396 more words

Walking Tour of Joyce's Trieste With John McCourt

Joyce is everywhere in Trieste: a statue of him stands on a bridge overlooking the Canale Grande, just before the statue is the Passagio Joyce (Ponte Curto), tiny plaques are placed all over significant buildings that played a role in Joyce and Nora’s life, and there is even a hotel named after the author. 594 more words

Joyce's Trieste

At around 10 o’clock on a Saturday night in June, I arrived in the same train station as James Joyce and Nora Barnacle did only 110 years earlier in the small port city of Trieste, Italy. 728 more words

Crapes on my Myrtles

They don’t write ‘em like this anymore:

He’s about the worst bucker I’ve seen on the range.
He’ll turn on a nickel and give you some change. 825 more words