Turkish baths

In Calypso Bloom thinks of taking a bath in "Tara street," just south of the Liffey. In the next chapter, as he stands in the chemist's shop near the corner of Westland Row and Lincoln Place, considerably southeast of Tara Street, he thinks that he has "Time to get a bath round the corner. Hammam. Turkish. Massage." After leaving the shop and moving past Bantam Lyons as quickly as possible, "He walked cheerfully toward the mosque of the baths," thinking that they "Remind you of a mosque, redbaked bricks, the minarets." This Oriental-fronted building was on the west side of Lincoln Place, not far from where Bloom is standing. But Ithaca will reveal that Bloom actually visits (in the space between Lotus Eaters and Hades) a third public bath establishment on Leinster Street.

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William York Tindall's 1954 photograph of the mosque-like building in Lincoln Place that once functioned as a Turkish bath. Source: The Joyce Country.

Richard Hamilton, "He foresaw his pale body" (1990), one of eight Hamilton etchings of Ulysses from the 1980s and 90s. Source: www.tate.org.uk.

Cold room in James Street Turkish Baths, Carlisle, England. Source: www.cultureleisurelife.com.

Hot room at Victoria Baths, Manchester, which opened in 1906. Source: www.victoriabaths.org.uk.

Cooling room at Nevill's New Broad Street Turkish Bath in London, early 1900s. Source: www.victorianturkishbath.org.