Travel Photo of the Day (June 6)

Guess where I spent my weekend?  We decided to have an adventure this past weekend and it was fantastic.  Now we are both recovering from the fun and it will take some time to get back into the groove.  There are clues in this photo as to where we ended up.  And once I get caught up I will share more photos from our adventure.

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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70 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (June 6)

  1. scrapydo says:

    Do I see the Eifel tower in the back?

  2. wildnightin says:

    As someone who gets scared of heights, I second the expression on the horned gargoyle’s face!
    Can’t wait to see more photos of your adventure. 🙂

  3. zelmare says:

    You went to Paris, you lucky fish! And up to the Notre Dame’s view point! Not fair… 😉 No wonder you disappeared from the radar – I would too! 🙂

    • TBM says:

      I don’t bring my laptop when I travel and we were too busy having fun to check in with the world. Notre Dame was fantastic!

  4. Is that the Eiffel tower I see in the background?!?! Did you go to Paris and not take me? I wondered where you had disappeared to. I can’t wait to hear all the exciting details!! And by the way, I love the composition of this shot :).

  5. originalribenababy says:

    I got engaged for the first time in Paris – great city, wrong guy! Have vowed to return with my husband to clear a few demons from the city!

  6. Carl V. says:

    Ummmm…an alternate fantasy reality reached by an unseen portal located on the top of that building between the two gargoyles?

  7. paulaacton says:

    Am guessing thats not blackpool tower in the background lol

  8. Colline says:

    The top of Notre Dame in Paris?

  9. Beth Ann says:

    Please tell me that you were at the Diamond Jubilee…….please. This picture tells me nothing! I am clueless. 🙂 Wondered where you were, though!!! Fill us in. Your loyal subjects are waiting breathlessly!!!

  10. Beth Ann says:

    Oh wait—I enlarged the picture and NOW I know where you were!!! I didn’t look closely enough!!! What fun—can’t wait to hear and see more!

  11. Well, is that the eiffel tower in the distance?

  12. patricia says:

    Fantastic! Hope you indulged in some great pastries.

  13. Oh, I am green with envy! I have fond memories of climbing all those stairs up to the gargoyles on Notre Dame. Good for you–those weekend jaunts are the best.

  14. Novroz says:

    ah!! you went to Paris 🙂

  15. aFrankAngle says:

    Ah ha … you got out of town during the Jubilee! Nice pic with the item in the distance that I know is not Kings Island amusement park.

  16. Did you wind up in the bell tower of Notre Dame? 😉

  17. Valentina says:

    Did you celebrate the Queen and ended up in Paris?

  18. Seasweetie says:

    Oh, I’m so excited for you!! Did you love it? I’ve always wanted to go, but everyone I know who has gone has hated it and try to discourage me!!! I think they must just be wierdos. Can’t wait to see more.

  19. Pogue says:

    I love gargoyles. They are so beautiful, so cool. Your pictures are wonderful.

  20. Northern Narratives says:

    Paris 🙂

  21. I’d venture a guess and say you went to Paris. Looks like the Eiffel Tower is way in the background. I hope, I’m correct because otherwise I’ll just look silly!!! 🙂

  22. The Hook says:

    Very Hunchback of Notre Dame-esque pic!

  23. wolke205 says:

    Amazing photo! Can’t wait to hear more about you weekend 😀

    • TBM says:

      Thanks…I hope to share soon once I get caught up with work and sleep. I’m always more exhausted when I come home from a trip.

  24. Dounia says:

    That’s an awesome shot – I love the angle and perspective!

    • TBM says:

      Thanks…they have protective wires all around so it is hard to get the camera through to take photos. I kept thinking I would drop my camera and hurt someone down below. I’m glad it all worked out.

  25. Gisele says:

    I never understood why do they have these scary beings (like the one on the right hand side) on the top of the church…if you have any clue..

    • TBM says:

      That is a good question and I would have to do more research to answer the question. This tour was self-guided so I wasn’t able to ask anyone. I know that gargoyles are designed to drain rainwater. I’ll have to look into them and Chimeras, which are depictions of monsters or mythical beings.

  26. lynnsbooks says:

    I really like that picture. The little critter looking over the corner makes me think of Disney’s Hunchback with the talking gargoyles.
    Lynn 😀

  27. Fergiemoto says:

    hee, hee…I know exactly where you went and from where you are taking the photo! Awesome place. Glad you had a good time away.

  28. T.F.Walsh says:

    I love this photo…

  29. Melissa says:

    Ooh la la!

  30. Aaaahhh… we never went up!!! I can’t remember why not?? but I sure wish me&my mom made our way there!!! The views are great!! It looked like you had some great weather judging by the fact that the Eiffel is visible in the background!! 🙂 **

    • TBM says:

      Well the line was really long…that might have discouraged you. The weather was better the first day. It got pretty chilly and windy. It was quite windy at the top.

  31. dadirri7 says:

    awesome gargoyles, they are marvelous!

  32. thirdeyemom says:

    Love it! I spent my junior year abroad in Paris! My favorite city!

  33. rossanaf says:

    Paris, the city of light (and magic).

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