|I'll meet you at the Campanile!|
|Number 2: My Dorm|
|My room on the FOURTH floor (no elevator)|
|The Main Gate, from the outside|
|The Long Room in Trinity's Old Library|
or painted in crazy bright colors.
Dublin is James Joyce's city. We were required to read part of Dubliners before our residency, but it's really Ulysses that the real Dubliners talk about. We visited the Joyce Tower as a group--this is now a museum dedicated to Joyce and focusing on Ulysses.
|The Joyce Tower, now a museum|
It's a Martello Tower, a kind of tower built as a defense against Napoleon who was rumored to be planning an attack on Dublin. We climbed the very narrow (narrower than the typical American lighthouse) spiral steps to the top to enjoy the spectacular view.
|From the top of the Joyce Tower--is that Howth over there?|
Some scenes are set in Kennedy's pub and Sweny's Pharmacy, both near Trinity College. The protagonist Leopold Bloom bought lemon soap for his wife at Sweny's. (I bought some of that lemon soap for a friend at work who is a big fan. She loved it!) Sweny's is known as the "worst pharmacy in Dublin" mostly because it exists now to sell the lemon soap and used books, and to host readings of James Joyce literature in many languages.
|Inside Sweny's Pharmacy|
|It was windy that day--that's not my hairdo.|