Paris stock exchange

Stephen recalls a scene that Joyce no doubt experienced in Paris: the crush of stockbrokers and visitors at the "Paris stock exchange" or Bourse, now known as Euronext Paris. It is located in the Palais Brongniart, a 19th century copy of the temple of Vespasian and Titus in Rome––probably one reason that he recalls Jewish brokers crowding "loud, uncouth about the temple."

John Hunt 2012

The Bourse sketched in Albert Ellery Berg, The Universal Self-Instructor, 1883. Source:

The interior: Jules Pelcoq, The Corbeille at the Bourse of Paris, 1873, in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. Source:

Close-up view of the parquet, from an illustration in The Ilustrated London News of June 17, 1854, photographed by seriykotic1970. Source: