O'Connell Bridge Series

2008- : Photographs

O'Connell Bridge Series

The O'Connell Bridge Series are a series of images documenting JoyceWalks I have undertaken in cities throughout the world.

Each image records the same walk - along the route of the Lestrygonians episode of Joyce's Ulysses.

Each image is taken at the same point in the walk, when Bloom crosses O'Connell Bridge in Dublin. When the route is remapped this place is remapped to an analagous position in whichever city the walk occurs.

When I visit a city I will perform a JoyceWalk as an excellent method to encounter the city in an unexpected way. This series is a selection of walks I have completed documented with a single image of an analgous location of O'Connell Bridge.

Each Image is overlaid with the co-ordinates of longitude and latitude of where the photograph was taken.


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O'Connell Bridge Boston

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O'Connell Bridge Text from Ulysses

As he set foot on O'Connell bridge a puffball of smoke plumed up from the parapet.Brewery barge with export stout. England. Sea air sours it, I heard. Be interesting some day get a pass through Hancock to see the brewery. Regular world in itself. Vats of porter,wonderful. Rats get in too. Drink themselves bloated as big as a collie floating. Dead drunk on the porter. Drink till they puke again like christians. Imagine drinking that! Rats:vats. Well of course if we knew all the things.





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