Travel Photo of the Day (April 24)

Each day I walk my dog in the Brompton Cemetery.  Many people go there to walk, run, and sit on a bench to read.  While on my walk today I was thinking of all the different cemeteries I’ve visited and the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts came to mind.  It was a rainy day and I felt that it heightened the atmosphere as I searched for the famous residents, including Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Thoreau, and many others.

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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30 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (April 24)

  1. patricia says:

    Love cemeteries. We have Lewis Hine, a famous photographer buried in our local cemetery.

  2. Gilly Gee says:

    There’s a real place called Sleepy Hollow? awesome!

  3. scrapydo says:

    Today is Anzac day in New Zealand! Red poppy day.

    • TBM says:

      I’m not familiar with Anzac day. Do you wear the red poppies in remembrance of soldiers?

      • scrapydo says:

        Yes, in remembrance of soldiers who died in world war 2 97 years ago
        Anzac Day 2012 – New Zealand remembers

        17 Apr 2012
        Anzac Day – nationwide
        25 April, 2012
        Australasian bonds are never more evident than when the two countries stand together to remember the fallen heroes of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) on Anzac Day.
        The landing of the ANZAC forces on the Gallipoli peninsula during WW1 on 25 April 1915, which resulted in massive loss of life, is remembered by New Zealanders and Australians throughout the world in public ceremonies and RSA functions and by wearing a red Flanders poppy.
        Gallipoli – 1915
        The Gallipoli battle in 1915 was the first major campaign undertaken by New Zealand and Australian soldiers, and both countries suffered extensive casualties. Among the dead were 2721 New Zealanders, almost a quarter of those who served at Gallipoli.
        Each year thousands of Kiwis and Australians make a pilgrimage to the former battle field in Turkey for Anzac Day, and this year’s dawn service at Anzac Cove will mark the 97th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.
        New Zealanders have marked the landings at Gallipoli since news of the event first reached the country, and Anzac Day has been a public holiday since 1921.

      • TBM says:

        Wow…thank you for all of the information. It is an important day and I’m sorry I was unaware of it. That is one thing I love about blogging. I learn so much from all of my friends. Thank you so much for sharing the information. Only by remembering these events can we hope to avoid them in the future. And your information below makes me want to learn more about this event. I studied it a little in college but I still would like to know more about it. Thank you again!

  4. Jo Bryant says:

    Love that there is a Sleepy Hollow in the world. So did you find any of those people you mentioned ??

    • TBM says:

      Yes we finally tracked them all down…It took some time but it was fun. Fortunately it wasn’t pouring rain, just sprinkling.

  5. aFrankAngle says:

    Cemeteries are interesting. I enjoy the biggest one here in Cincinnati – thus walking around had seeing names that are on businesses, parks, streets, buildings, etc. For me, it brings the namesakes to life.

    • TBM says:

      I like how you put that, “brings the namesakes to life.” That is a great way to look at it. Thanks for sharing. I’ll keep that in mind during my walks.

      • aFrankAngle says:

        It’s a simple as it sounds. Proctor and Gamble is a big, international company, but their roots are here – so I see their name at a cemetery, my mind shifts to the company today. That’s one example, but others would only make sense to locals. 🙂

      • TBM says:

        That’s pretty cool. It give such a sense of the city and who inhabited and what they accomplished.

  6. Myra GB says:

    Oh wow, I wonder what the “residents” discuss during dark and rainy nights. They must have formed a ‘literary circle’ of sorts. Would have loved to eavesdrop on that conversation.

    • TBM says:

      Oh that would be great to hear what they talk about…some great minds are in there. That is a fun thought and a great idea for a story.

  7. zelmare says:

    I find cemeteries very interesting. We’ve got one round the corner from our house, and I was actually thinking about doing a blog about it. The rain definitely adds to the atmosphere! 🙂

  8. Gosh, I didn’t know that there is really a Sleepy Hollow cemetary! Cemetaries are very interesting places…and hauntingly beautiful. 🙂

  9. Fergiemoto says:

    Awesome! Wow, how would it be to come across those names! I imagine some graves are very very old.

    • TBM says:

      Yes and I love searching for famous residents. Also, it is fun to explore in general and see all of the names. The inscriptions are so touching.

  10. Old cemeteries are surprisingly nice for walking, with or without a (welbehaved) dog..

    • TBM says:

      When I first started walking my dog regularly in the cemetery I felt a little odd, but I’ve gotten over that and now I enjoy the beauty within.

  11. wolke205 says:

    That s so beautiful & peaceful…I understand why you walk your sweet dog there 🙂

  12. The Hook says:

    Cool place of rest!

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