Travel Photo of the Day (September 4)

I brought a book to read when I was in New York last week. This news may not shock many of you, since I’m an avid reader. However, I didn’t even crack it open. There’s just too much to look at and to take in. I spent more time looking around and people watching during my week there. And I saw one fight, not a fist fight, but an entertaining screaming match. I didn’t take a photo of the fight out of fear of having the camera shoved down my throat.

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 (September 4)

  1. Valentina says:

    A week is not enough to visit a city like New York, a city where there is hardly any time to get bored.

    • TBM says:

      I know. We’ve been lucky, and we go to NY once a year for the tennis and to take in some sights. This year, we were lazy so we didn’t sight see as much. I could live in NY. You’re right, you can’t get bored there.

  2. scrapydo says:

    Do they get payed for a screaming fight/match?

    • TBM says:

      That I don’t know. I have a feeling if it gets out of hand, the cops may come, but I don’t know how quickly they can arrive. Oddly enough, there was a fight outside of my flat last night. Two drivers got out of their cars to yell at each other. I missed what happened, but when I stuck my head out the window to investigate, I heard one of the drivers tell a woman, “Don’t worry love, no need to call the cops.” Then he got in his car and drove off.

  3. T.F.Walsh says:

    I can officially say I’ve been there.

  4. Gee, I thought you would have been more brave than that!! LOL. Just kidding – I wouldn’t have had the guts to do it either :).

    • TBM says:

      Remember, I’m the one who gets pushed out of the way and never pushes back. And the better half gave me the “Don’t you dare!” look.

      • Oh ya, I forgot that!! Ooooh, you got the “Don’t you dare!” look? You don’t want to mess around when you get that look. That’s just asking for trouble! You know, this has reminded me of a really funny story. Years ago, before kids, Mike and I went to the Dominican Republic, and there was a topless beach. Well, my husband was quite enthralled by this and wanted evidence to show the guys at work. However, he didn’t want to be caught taking pictures, so he made me do it!!!! Can you believe that? I must have been very fortified with alcohol that day :).

      • TBM says:

        yeah, I don’t mess with the Don’t you dare look. The better half knows I’m not a fighter and would have to be rescued. Were you obvious that you took photos? I don’t know if I could do that. Were you “dressed” for the occasion as well? How many tequila shots did you do?

      • Actually, it was usually beer or a fancy rum drink while I was there, and no I kept all my clothes on!!! As for whether they noticed, I think I did a very fine job of secretly snapping the photos. Mike was ecstatic!! LOL

      • TBM says:

        Rum drinks are good, but can be dangerous. Next time I’m in a tricky situation, I’ll ask for your help to get photos. I’m not as brave, even when tipsy. Maybe when we take photos together you can teach me how not to be noticed ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Yes, those rum drinks are very dangerous for me, especially when I thought they were making them with regular rum and soon found out that they were making the with the 151 proof (75%) rum that they make down there. And it’s a deal – when we are taking photos together I will teach you how not to be noticed :)!!

  5. Jo Bryant says:

    I think that was wise not to take a shot of the fight

    • TBM says:

      It was so hard to resist, but I was amused by the whole situation. I don’t have it in me to pick a fight with a complete stranger, and I could never back up my threats and I’m way too lazy to run for my life. Not to mention, my trick knee that gives out when I really need it.

  6. The Guat says:

    Wow. What a picture … plenty of things to see. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. zelmare says:

    Busy, colourful photo. Looks like NY is buzzing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Novroz says:

    Cool shot!!! I really like it. Those huge posters were a total eye catcher

  9. Fergiemoto says:

    Ah, yes…the musicals! That’s one of the many things I enjoyed there.
    Great urban shot!

  10. My bet? They would have stopped to pose for you and then got back into it….

  11. lynnsbooks says:

    Yep, definitely shouldn’t take that picture! Wise choice methinks.
    Lynn ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. havepulsewilltravel says:

    How much life can one city squeeze in? I love it.

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