Travel Photo of the Day (April 25)

I took this photo while visiting Hammond Castle in Massachusetts.  I was surprised when I heard that there was a castle in Massachusetts and I had to investigate.  You can find it on the coast of Gloucester.  John Hays Hammond, Jr., an inventor, erected his castle between 1926 and 1929.  He lived and worked there since there was a laboratory.  When I visited the castle it wasn’t open for tours, however, I enjoyed wandering around the grounds.  Hammond had a great view.

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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47 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (April 25)

  1. The Hook says:

    Doorways make for GREAT pics! You can let your imagination run wild with a shot like this….

  2. niasunset says:

    What a beautiful view… Especially to watch from inside from the door it gives a great contrast and image… I loved it so much, Thank you dear TBM, with my love, nia

  3. That is a beautiful view!

  4. Oooh, I love castles, and I love this photo because it makes me want to turn around and see what is inside that doorway too. Are you going to post more pictures of this castle?? Pretty please!! 🙂

  5. Anita S says:

    Great photo — your composition is lovely!

  6. wolke205 says:

    That’s a “I wish I would have been there too” photo 😀

  7. fgassette says:

    Wow! What an invitation to view the water. Nice frame of door and blossoming tree.


  8. aFrankAngle says:

    Doors make good pictures. Add water, color, and some who knows how to photography, now you get a beautiful moment in time.

  9. It looks quite neglected now … is it lived in?

  10. A castle in Massachusetts? Who knew?? (Well–I guess you did, TBM, so thanks for filling us in on the secret!) Great shot, too. 🙂

    • TBM says:

      Doesn’t it seem odd…when I mentioned I was heading this direction to a friend he told me about the castle. I had to find out for myself. Thanks!

  11. Lynne Ayers says:

    For those of us that like doors, this is a great door picture.

  12. Fergiemoto says:

    Wonderful shot! I like the framing you have captured here.

  13. Melissa says:

    What a spectacular photo!

  14. jakesprinter says:

    Excellent work my friend 🙂

  15. vuitrenbanphim says:

    wow the beauty behind door/window always impresses me. love it.

  16. Myra GB says:

    A portal to enchantment. 🙂

  17. Novroz says:

    Ow wow!!! Ow Wow!!! this is really good!! I love it. the way you use the door frame like that is just perfect. Love it

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  19. Laura says:

    Beautiful photograph! I love seeing your travel photos in my reader =)

  20. Sartenada says:

    I could stand there for a long time and admire the lake view.

  21. zelmare says:

    Love it! Sounds like it is in England – Hammond Castle on the Gloucester coast… 🙂

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