Travel Photo of the Day (March 6)

I loved finding these statues during our time in Berlin last summer. Each one was different.

I loved finding these statues during our time in Berlin last summer. Each one was different. And I learned that the bear is the symbol of Berlin. 

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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39 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (March 6)

  1. wolke205 says:

    I don’t like to be in Berlin much – but I love those bears 🙂

    • TBM says:

      Next time in Germany I want to explore the countryside more. I enjoyed Berlin, but I would like to be a little more adventuresome. It just didn’t work out that way last summer.

  2. Geoff W says:

    It’s like the cows they had in Edinburgh on my first visit! I think I took a picture by at least 10 of them 😀 That one looks like it’s a Dia de los muertos bear!

    • TBM says:

      I still haven’t been to Edinburgh. Man I need to get on that. Dude, I saw that you guys are expecting more snow. Is that right? How much snow have you had?

  3. Lynn says:

    Was it a bear parade? We have a cow parade in Manchester – it’s brilliant. Cows all over the place all in different colours or wearing hats, etc.
    Lynn 😀

  4. The Hook says:

    That’s one vibrant bear!

  5. In my state Tamil Nadu in India, during the harvest festival in January, the villages come alive with mock games and dances. One of them is called the tiger dance. A boy wearing just a loin cloth, is painted like a tiger and a long tail is attached to his rear, and he mimics or rather dances with tiger-moves. Children love him! I was trying to get a link to post it to you for the March 4th photo. No luck. I think I should photograph one live myself.

    • TBM says:

      That would be neat if you could get a photo. I would love to see it. I love learning about traditions from all over the world. And it would be awesome to see it in person. I’m trying to picture someone dancing like a tiger, but not successfully. It doesn’t help that I’m not much of a dancer to begin with 🙂

  6. ARK says:

    Hi TBM. Come to India once you can see not one animal… thousands of such things on the streets during special occasions. For more info on what Talkalittledo – For Life Is Funny said you can visit and for live video of that


    • TBM says:

      I do want to come to India. At my last job every day during my lunch there would be a commercial on the television about visiting India and each time I wanted to book a trip right then and there! I hope to soon. And thanks for the youtube video! I enjoyed seeing it. Seeing traditions like these make trips memorable.

  7. Jo Bryant says:

    I want one !!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. petit4chocolatier says:

    I love it!! So interesting!

  9. So I’m meant to be able to see the bones? I love him. He would look very cute in my living room 😉

  10. Fergiemoto says:

    What an amusing statue! Very vibrant!

  11. Hi I found a link for the tiger dance from a mega hit Indian film. The hero here is Kamal Hassan who is very famous in India. Watch the full song because halfway through this song and dance ritual, Kamal Hassan wears the tiger garb. The song’s literal meaning is : Brother is dancing, please give way, he is the tiger of south India. Agree to that…”

    In this movie Kamal had double roles, one as a handsome man and the other as a circus dwarf.
    He took a lot of effort to essay the dwarf’s role and made it quite authentic.

    • TBM says:

      Thanks for much for the video. I enjoyed watching it this morning while sipping some tea and eating toast. I need to get some cds from India, I love the instrumentals and signing–so beautiful. I wasn’t expecting to see him on a bicycle. Is Kama Haasan an actor? do you recommend any of his films? Or am I thinking of a different man. Thanks again!

  12. Kamal Hassan is a very versatile actor. You can see many of his films on Youtube.
    “Nayagan” is about a Godfather in Mumbai. I think it made it to the Times list of best movies.
    “Aboorva sagodarargal” is about the circus clown.

    “Sadma” In hindi was a big hit.
    Actually, you should watch “Pesum Padam” which has no conversations at all. It was first of a kind film. Do watch it.…20116.28635.0.32662.…0.0…1ac.1.5pTqSvQAbIE

    • TBM says:

      Thanks for all of the suggestions. I love seeing movies from all over the world and I’ll add these, especially Pesum Padam, to my list. Thanks!

  13. i loved berlin – the east more than the west. my son lived there for two years after he graduated from college, working for a german music software company. there is a little park with a very old statue of a bear. it’s a lovely little space.

    • TBM says:

      How cool that he lived there for a couple of years. There’s so much to see there I would love the opportunity to live there.

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