Over the course of several pages in Telemachus the reader receives various details about the living area inside the Martello tower at Sandycove. The tower is currently maintained as a museum which attempts to recreate the living conditions that Joyce experienced in 1904. Photographs of the interior can give some sense of the setting evoked in the novel.

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The gloomy domed room, the hearth, and two shafts of light from the "barbacans."

The curators' recreation of Joyce's bed and Trench's hammock.

The black panther.

The door from which the three men exit the tower. (The staircase was added later, replacing the "ladder" mentioned in the novel.) Source: William York Tindall, The Joyce Country.