Travel Photo of the Day (Jan. 21)

This photo was taking while wandering around on the grounds of The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts.  This was the home that inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne to write the novel, The House of the Seven Gables.  The building you see is the Counting House (circa 1830).  These building were used by sea captains to conduct business.

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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28 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (Jan. 21)

  1. T.F.Walsh says:

    What a cute hut…and look at the view… so enticing.

  2. Kate Kresse says:

    What a wonderful sight! I will pass this on to my son; he loved The House of Seven Gables when he read it.

    • TBM says:

      I read the novel for the first time last year and loved it. I wasn’t expecting much since I wasn’t a fan of the Scarlet Letter, but this one was fantastic. I think your son would love the home. It was fun picturing the characters in the novel lurking in the home.

  3. Beautiful! I love how so many of your photos induce such a peaceful feeling!

  4. I love this image. It looks so modern, and yet the ties to Nathaniel Hawthorne. I love it. Out where I am it’s all Kit Carson and Billy the Kid, so it’s nice to see some of the history from my childhood. Thank you!

    • TBM says:

      Thanks Katie. I grew up in the West so when I moved out East I loved all the history. Not that the history in the West is boring but I love the history from the Revolutionary War and the Civil War so I was in heaven out East.

  5. buddhafulkat says:

    glad I can visit vicariously through you!

  6. wolke205 says:

    The view is fantastic 🙂 Beautiful 🙂

  7. Fergiemoto says:

    It looks like a very small house.

  8. A counting house by the sea, sounds like my perfect office!

  9. Meredith says:


  10. IsobelandCat says:

    Very nicely composed picture with the tree as the centre point. I bet it was chilly working there in winter.

  11. Im headed that way at the end of the year. I’m taking your travel photos as travel advice!

  12. Kristina says:

    Beautiful shot, feels so peaceful 🙂

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