Travel Photo of the Day (August 5)

Any guesses where I took this photo?

Any guesses where I took this photo? Psst: look at the flag. 

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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46 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (August 5)

  1. Oooh, this is like playing my mystery photo game :). I’m going to guess Sweden, but I have no idea which town or city.

    • TBM says:

      Since I’m nicer than some mystery bloggers I’ll give you the point. Yes, I was in Sweden–Stockholm.

      • LOL!! You know I actually googled this for a while trying to find that building in the background, but no luck. Oh well, at least I got the country correct :).

        So, first true day of holidays today. Mike and Bryan have gone to work and Daniel is still sleeping after 5 incredibly busy days in a row at work because it was a long weekend here. What do you think? Should I just lay around and read all day?

      • TBM says:

        Glad to hear Mike is feeling better, or did you kick him out? And yes, read all day.

        The building is the Nordic Museum.

      • His back is still sore, but it is much better than it was on Friday. I didn’t have to kick him out though – he was so stir crazy by yesterday, I knew that he would be going to work today no matter what!! And what does that mean – total peace and quiet for me to read all day :). I read a whole book yesterday afternoon. It’s a YA book called Eight Mile Island by Tony Talbot, and it was really good – totally messed with my mind LOL! Today I think I will read some more of J.K. Rowling’s new one. It’s a traditional murder mystery (The Cuckoo’s Calling), and I haven’t read one of those in a long time. I can’t say it’s my favourite genre, but it’s good so far. One thing you can say about J.K. is that she is an excellent writer. I mean I hated the story of The Casual Vacancy, but the writing was still great. She has a way with words if you know what I mean.

      • TBM says:

        Oh poor, Mike. The Better Half is a lot like him. Won’t miss work and hates doing nothing. I haven’t read Casual Vacancy or the new one by her. Should I? You said you didn’t like the story of the first, but I could learn from her writing.

      • It doesn’t happen very often for me, but I really didn’t like The Casual Vacancy at all. It was very depressing!! The Cuckoo’s Calling is quite good so far, but it’s just a standard murder mystery. Nothing too exciting yet, but I’m only half way through. I’ll let you know more by the end of today :).

      • TBM says:

        Depressing. I may have to wait until winter to read it. Too bright and sunny these days for depressing. A cold night in February might work.

  2. Beth Ann says:

    Sweden??????? Pretty pretty pretty!

  3. westiedad says:

    Isn’t that Kronborg?

  4. Looks like the Swedish flag to me. 🙂

  5. bocafrau says:

    I had to double check and I was right. It’s Sweden… I loved our family vacation to Sweden many years ago. It’s a beautiful country with lovely people.

    • TBM says:

      We only spent a couple of days in Stockholm, but I loved every minute. The people were fantastic and I love Swedish meatballs 🙂

  6. bulldog says:

    Unfurl the flag please… I’m just a dumb SA and need to see the whole thing.. lol .. love the photo..

  7. Vishy says:

    Nice picture, TBM. My first thought was that maybe it was Finland. And then I looked at others’ comments and now I am thinking maybe Sweden 🙂 Looking forward to knowing the answer to the quiz question.

  8. Well, it’s not Ikea in Malaga, but I’m going for Sweden too…a country I’d love to visit. Gorgeous photo!

  9. vinnieh says:

    Great photo, I went to Stockholm a few years ago, it’s such a lovely place.

  10. What a beautiful harbor/marina!

  11. aFrankAngle says:

    I got Sweden before the hint .. but the place is tougher. Stockholm is the easiest guess … if so, but where? I have no clue.

  12. Colline says:

    Glad you told us as I would never have guessed 🙂

  13. lynnsbooks says:

    I’m not particularly good with flags!! However, it seems like you have plenty of correct answers already so no need to phone a friend – I’ll go with the ‘audience’ and say Stockholm.
    Lynn 😀

  14. i love the boathouse. beautiful picture.

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