1882., Dublin, Ireland
1941., Zürich, Switzerland
James Joyce, one of the most influential writers and poets of the early 20th century modernist avant-garde was also a passionate traveller. Having left its home country, Ireland, in his early twenties, he roamed the European landscapes where he enjoyed artistic freedom and found inspiration for his novels such as Ulysses and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. It is probable that the Adriatic Sea and Opatija inspired Joyce to write the novels that are now considered to be literary classics, as he used to visit Opatija regularly for the summers before, during and after World War I. Joyce’s exploration of language and new literary forms undoubtedly make him not only a superb writer, but also an inspiration for future generations.