Travel Photo of the Day (October 31)

Happy Halloween!

The Witch Dungeon Museum in Salem, Massachusetts

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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18 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (October 31)

  1. Ooooh, I want to go there!! That would be so interesting!

  2. cindy knoke says:

    Perfect for Halloween!

  3. Northern Narratives says:

    Happy Halloween to you too 🙂

  4. niasunset says:

    What a beautiful museum, I wished to visit. Thank you dear TBM, have a nice day, love, nia

  5. Jo Bryant says:

    Ohhhhhhhh…I like it.

  6. lynnsbooks says:

    Ha, just watched Salem’s Lot! Great pic.
    Lynn 😀

  7. I ‘liked’ this despite the fact it may be a little in bad taste to like a place reminding us of one of the darker sides of human nature – to turn on anyone different.

    But happy Halloween despite the connotations of Salem 🙂

    • TBM says:

      The whole Salem witch trials is a horrible event in history. I’m a historian at heart and feel we should all study the good and bad parts of history. It is odd wandering through Salem since they do play up to the whole witch aspect. But today, the atmosphere is so much more accepting, but hokey–very hokey. I did enjoy visiting the museums and learning more about the actual events. I didn’t know that Nathaniel Hawthorne’s (the American author) great-grandfather presided over the trials. Nathaniel added the w to his last name in an attempt to distance himself from his ancestor.

      • I didn’t know that. Very interesting. I agree history can be fascinating – perhaps often the more offbeat and unusual even more so. We did a darker side of Belfast tour a while ago which was grisly yet engrossing.

      • TBM says:

        I don’t know if you’ve read his The House of the Seven Gables. You can see his condemnation of his relatives and his guilt. It’s a fascinating gothic novel. I like it much more than A Scarlet Letter.

        I bet the tour of Belfast was great. I love to learn the facts that aren’t normally shared on tours. I don’t want a romantic version of history. I like the truth.

  8. pattisj says:

    That just sounds creepy! 😉

  9. zelmare says:

    Sort of sinister looking… 🙂

  10. Karen says:

    Salem has some wonderful architectural buildings. I usually take visitors to Nathaniel Hawthone’s home which I’m sure you must have visited.

  11. Sartenada says:

    I love museums and this one seems to be worth for a visit. Your photo is great.

  12. Fergiemoto says:

    Interesting architecture! Hope you had a happy halloween!

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