Since the Australian Open starts today, I decided to post a photo from the US Open at Flushing Meadows in Queens, New York. I haven’t been to the Australian Open, but I hope to attend a match or two in the future. This photo was taken from the top of Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Today also marks Martin Luther King’s birthday back home in the US. Arthur Ashe, was an African-American tennis player from Richmond, Virginia. He is an example of some success from the American Civil Rights Movement. This isn’t to say that the issue is resolved and I think that is one reason to celebrate King’s birthday. It is a way to remind ourselves that more can be accomplished, while also celebrating the achievements that King helped bring to fruition.
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 (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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Great picture, glad tennis is back!
Me too! And the slams are awesome to follow.
Nice photo and representation of MLK.
Nice shot…:) Hope you’re enjoying the tennis:)
great shot – love the perspective
Thanks Jo! It is fun to stand at the top of the stadium and look around.
that’s a brilliant shot 😀
Lovelovelove the resolution of this photo! You must have one huge-ass (and mighty expensive) camera to capture the fine details in this busy street. 🙂
Thanks! The camera isn’t that big, but I’m happy with it. And to be honest, we got a great deal on the camera a few years back. I would like to purchase a couple more lenses, but I have to wait for that.
Very cool! Great shot, TBM. 🙂
This is amazing and great for tennis… How nice to watch tennis in there…But I will watch on TV!!! Thank you dear TBM, with my love, nia
It is a fun place to watch tennis, but I’ll be watching the Australian tournament on TV as well. I love tennis!
Great shot. I love the perspective, although in real life it might make me uneasy.
Well I wouldn’t want to lean over the edge too much. Thanks Carol!
It’s like a “superhero’s eye view”!
What you show in your view is new to me, but I remember attending the World’s Fair there in 1964. I also have photographs of my mother and father at the previous World’s Fair at the site in 1939–40.
That’s pretty cool that you have photos of your parents at the World’s Fair before WWII. And then you went in ’64. A little bit of family history.
And it continued when I took my wife, who is from the Philippines, to New York for the first time in 1988; she and I went walking there and saw the few structures left over from the 1964 World’s Fair.
That is cool. You have a great history with the place…a lot of memories!