Townsend Street

After a detailed account of Bloom's journey east on Rogerson's Quay and south on Lime Street, the narrative mentions nothing of his longer walk west on Hanover Street. The reader is brought back from Bloom's musings into the urban surroundings only after a couple of long city blocks have brought him close to the thoroughfare where he will remain for most of the chapter: "He crossed Townsend street, passed the frowning face of Bethel. El, yes: house of: Aleph, Beth. And past Nichols' the undertaker." Townsend Street is the westward continuation of Hanover Street. By crossing it, Bloom is turning south onto Lombard Street, which becomes Westland Row after it crosses Great Brunswick Street.

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Ian Gunn and Stephen Patterson's map of Bloom's wanderings in Lotus Eaters. Source: Gunn and Hart, A Topographical Guide.

Late 20th century photograph of Nichol's funeral home by Alain Le Garsmeur. Source: McCabe and Le Garsmeur, James Joyce: Reflections of Ireland.

Newspaper advertisement for the Nichols' funeral business, date unknown. Source: /oyceimages.com.