Having discovered Farmleigh with the Experience Japan Festival, we'd always meant to go back there on a quiet day. And we brought Timber with us. Yes, dogs are allowed, which is great. Lovely morning. And a few sketches is always a bonus.
"THE HONOURABLE MRS MERVYN TALBOYS: .... Also me. Because he saw me on the polo ground of the Phoenix park at the match ... This plebeian Don Juan observed me from behind a hackney car and sent me in double envelopes an obscene photograph, such as are sold after dark on Paris boulevards, insulting to any lady. I have it still. "
Circe, Ulysses, James Joyce
Joyce Project on the matter:
"In addition to these soft uses of sex to sell photographic products and services, there was a burgeoning pornography industry. Almost from its inception, the art of photography had been turned to prurient uses. In later Victorian times and the Edwardian decade (1901-10), the market was flooded with naughty picture postcards, ranging from titillating shots of scantily clad young women to graphic depictions of intercourse. Bloom knows these lewd postcards well. "