Monday, June 16, 2014

Bloomsday 2014, a trip to Phoenix Park in 2004 #Bloomsday #Bloomsday2014

2004-08-12-dscn0815Today, Bloomsday, marks the 110th anniversary of Leopold Bloom's wanderings around Dublin.

Here's a passage on Phoenix Park and some photos from my 2004 trip to Dublin.
"He had sometimes propelled her on warm summer evenings, an infirm widow of independent, if limited, means, in her convalescent bathchair with slow revolutions of its wheels as far as the corner of the North Circular road opposite Mr Gavin Low's place of business where she had remained for a certain time scanning through his onelensed binocular fieldglasses unrecognisable citizens on tramcars, roadster bicycles equipped with inflated pneumatic tyres, hackney carriages, tandems, private and hired landaus, dogcarts, ponytraps and brakes passing from the city to the Phoenix Park and vice versa." Joyce, James. Ulysses (p. 494)

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