Travel Photo of the Day (August 6)

Earlier in the day I did my best to get a photo of the Brandenburger Tor, in Berlin, without too many people. I failed. It was a warm and sunny day. Tourists abounded. Later that evening, it was pouring out and I was more successful. The image didn’t turn out as well as I wanted and there are people in it, but I still call it a success. By the time I got back to my hotel, I was soaked. It was worth it. And fortunately the camera dried out.

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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31 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (August 6)

  1. Gilly Gee says:

    I didn’t get the photo in my reader so I was expecting a granite topped hill when I saw the word Tor! Nice photo 🙂

  2. Lindy says:

    I actually like the people in the photo – it gives it a sense of scale.

  3. Love the Brandenburger Tor… it’ll always have a bit of a special meaning for me. I was on the East German side three weeks before the wall fell and was not able to walk through. The first time I did was pretty special. 🙂

  4. Jo Bryant says:

    well people or no people you did amazing with this one

  5. I am german and I hope you had a lot of fun in germany 🙂 I am from north germany baltic coast and I indeed travel to berlin time by time as well. I never had a chance to take a photo of the Brandenburger Tor too. Everyday to many people there even at night. Theirfor I do think your photo is already a pretty great result.

  6. Shutterbug Sage says:

    Amazing shot! A unique shot of the Tor compared to the others I’ve seen.

  7. I really like the night shot. It gives it such atmosphere, and I love the reflections from the wet surfaces. Nice job!

  8. pattisj says:

    You got a great shot, and I think the couple walking adds interest to the photo. Glad the rain didn’t mess up your camera!

  9. T.F.Walsh says:

    Wow… love that image… so wish I was there.

  10. zelmare says:

    Lovely shot. Different to see it at night, with so few people around.

  11. aFrankAngle says:

    Given the rain, night, lack of people, and the structure itself … great catch!

  12. Fergiemoto says:

    That’s a great night shot! I usually need a tripod to get a decent night shot. Sometimes I like people in the photos for perspective.

  13. Madhu says:

    Neat shot! I am pathetic at night shots!

  14. Daniel Bean says:

    Very cool. I like nighttime shots of buildings. I hope to visit Germany sometime in the near future.

  15. Myra GB says:

    Oh I have a photo here too! Very nice. 🙂

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