Travel Photo of the Day (Jan. 4)

Near the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. ย The North Bridge is the site in the Battle of Concord, the first day of battle during the American Revolutionary War.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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32 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (Jan. 4)

  1. It’s hard to look at a beautiful, peaceful scene like that and imagine a battle taking place there. Thank goodness nature heals itself and covers up the ugliness of war!

    • TBM says:

      I thought the same thing when I was wandering around and taking in all the beauty. I couldn’t picture any scenes of war, just the greenness of the landscape.

  2. Fergiemoto says:

    It looks so peaceful now! “If the trees could talk….imagine what stories they could tell.”

  3. Kate Kresse says:

    Wonderful photo….used to live out your way and we regularly took visitors to Concord and Lexington

    • TBM says:

      I recently moved from Boston. It was such a fun place to explore and to show people who visited. Concord and Lexington have so much history. Thank you for the kind comment.

  4. IsobelandCat says:

    It looks very peaceful and cosy. Was it?

    • TBM says:

      It was. We had a lot to see that day so we didn’t stick around too long, but we probably spent about an hour wandering around. If I remember correctly is was in May and we had wonderful spring weather that day. Nice and cool with some rain. I love the rain.

  5. There must be lots of spirit ans atmosphere there. It’s beautiful, just the sort of place I’d like to stumble upon.

    • TBM says:

      I would love to hear all the stories. Close by is the Old Manse, which was built by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s grandfather. Visitors included Henry David Thoreau, Bronson Alcott, and Margaret Fuller. Nathaniel Hawthorne lived there for a bit. The whole place is filled with history.

  6. T.F.Walsh says:

    How gorgeous… I could so imagine myself living out there, writing in the wilderness, no distractions… very nice.

    • TBM says:

      Many writers have lived in this town and done just that, including Hawthorne, Emerson, Louis May Alcott, and many more. Walden Pond is not too far away from this spot.

  7. I could sit there and look at that for hours. How beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

    • TBM says:

      It’s a lovely spot to take photos, wander around, and have a picnic. And if you are a history person, park rangers give tours on the history.

  8. Haha. I seem to be the only one who thinks the place looks just a wee bit eerie. Peaceful, yes, but I sensed a little eeriness as well – so great you’ve captured this.

    • TBM says:

      I bet it gets a a little creepy at night. There might be ghosts from the battle. I’ll have to test that theory sometime. Or maybe I’ll just ask. I’m a scaredy cat.

  9. Jo Bryant says:

    It is mezmerising in its tranquility – so deceptive regarding its past

    • TBM says:

      Yes if I didn’t know the history I would have never guessed that it was part of the war. Fortunately the landscape has recovered.

  10. Meredith says:

    Looks peaceful. Nice shot.

  11. Novroz says:

    Good shot and thank you for the information, I know nothing about American war

    • TBM says:

      Thanks Novroz. Studying the American Revolution in the fifth grade, I think I was 9 or 10, made me fall in love with history. As a child I was fascinated that so many events actually took place. Ever since then I was hooked. I even majored in history in college.

  12. deslily says:

    I guess this is where I say “historically beautiful” …
    I miss walking in the “woods”… only sand down here lol

    • TBM says:

      Walking in the woods is lovely, but I do miss walking along the beach as well. I grew up near Laguna beach and I spent many beautiful days there. Such fond memories.

  13. Kristina says:

    Very nice ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks so peaceful ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • TBM says:

      Thanks! It was peaceful, except when the tours went by. The kids weren’t interested in the history and wanted to run around. I can’t blame them. It is a beautiful place to run around and explore.

  14. niasunset says:

    What a beautiful photograph, like an art painting… I loved it, Thank you dear TBM, with my love, nia

  15. wolke205 says:

    So peaceful ๐Ÿ™‚ Great shot!

  16. Nandini says:

    Concealed in green. Great shot. ๐Ÿ™‚

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