O2528 : Dublin Bay from Sandycove

taken 29 years ago, near to Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey and Monkstown, Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Bay from Sandycove
Dublin Bay from Sandycove
Taken from the foot of the Martello tower in which James Joyce lived for a while. Anyone who has read "Ulysses" is obliged to look out over the bay and repeat Buck Mulligan's words from its first page: "The snotgreen sea. The scrotumtightening sea." Hardcore Joyceans will observe that on the other side of the bay is Howth Castle and Environs, which is a key concept in "Finnegans Wake" - the male central character being variously referred to as Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker, a Chapelizod publican, or as Howth Castle and Environs, the spirit of Dublin, or as Here Comes Everybody, a representative figure of all humanity. (His wife Anna Livia is also the River Liffey, but if we try to summarise the Wake we could be here all day.)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 July, 1993   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Dublin Bay  Howth 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! O 258 284 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.4892N 6:6.8342W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! O 257 282
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Bay  Peninsula  Literary Connection 

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