"What did Bloom see on the range?
On the right (smaller) hob a blue enamelled saucepan: on the left (larger) hob a black iron kettle.
What did Bloom do at the range?
He removed the saucepan to the left hob, rose and carried the iron kettle to the sink in order to tap the current by turning the faucet to let it flow." (U17.157)
"Did it flow?
Yes. From Roundwood reservoir in county Wicklow of a cubic capacity of 2400 million gallons, percolating through a subterranean aqueduct of filter mains of single and double pipeage constructed at an initial plant cost of £5 per linear yard" (U17.163)
"by way of the Dargle, Rathdown," (U17.167)
"Glen of the Downs and Callowhill" (U17.167)
"to the 26 acre reservoir at Stillorgan" (U17.168)
This PC shows the Water Tower at the Curragh Camp (Co. Kildare), an important British Army installation in Ireland. The tower is a red-brick building dating back to the late 19c.
"What in water did Bloom, waterlover, drawer of water, watercarrier, returning to the range, admire?" (U17.183)
"Its universality: its democratic equality and constancy to its nature in seeking its own level: its vastness in the ocean of Mercator's projection: its unplumbed profundity in the Sundam trench of the Pacific exceeding 8000 fathoms:" (U17.185)
"the restlessness of its waves and surface particles visiting in turn all points of its seaboard: the independence of its units: the variability of states of sea: its hydrostatic quiescence in calm: its hydrokinetic turgidity in neap and spring tides: its subsidence after devastation: its sterility in the circumpolar icecaps, arctic and antarctic: its climatic and commercial significance: its preponderance of 3 to 1 over the dry land of the globe: its indisputable hegemony extending in square leagues over all the region below the subequatorial tropic of Capricorn: the multisecular stability of its primeval basin: its luteofulvous bed: its capacity to dissolve and hold in solution all soluble substances including millions of tons of the most precious metals: its slow erosions of peninsulas and islands, its persistent formation of homothetic islands, peninsulas and downwardtending promontories: its alluvial deposits: its weight and volume and density:" (U17.188)
"Artesian wells, eruptions, torrents, eddies, freshets, spates, groundswells, watersheds, waterpartings," (U17.205)
"geysers, cataracts," (U17.207)
"whirlpools, maelstroms, inundations, deluges, cloudbursts: its vast circumterrestrial ahorizontal curve:" (U17.207)
"its secrecy in springs and latent humidity, revealed by rhabdomantic or hygrometric instruments and exemplified by the well by the hole in the wall at Ashtown gate, saturation of air, distillation of dew:," (U17.208)
"the simplicity of its composition, two constituent parts of hydrogen with one constituent part of oxygen: its healing virtues:" (U17.211)
"its buoyancy in the waters of the Dead Sea: its persevering penetrativeness in runnels, gullies, inadequate dams, leaks on shipboard:" (U17.213)
"its properties for cleansing, quenching thirst and fire," (U17.214)