I’ll be heading back to Canada this summer and I’ve budgeted some extra time at the end of my trip to see new places and revisit old ones, since I will be flying in and out of Toronto, instead of my usual Vancouver. Initially I was planning on Quebec and Montreal, but I feel more inspired by Boston and New York, so will do that instead. I’ve been to New York before (just over 21 years ago, wow, that makes me feel old) and I did many, many of the touristy things then, so feel like I could skip visiting most of the famous sites this time. I wasn’t a (serious) photographer then, so want to have more of a photo-focused trip this time with maybe the equivalent of a day given to going to museums or exhibitions. I’m quite interested in photographing the iconic bridges, not just the Brooklyn Bridge, but also Manhattan and Williamsburg. I’ll probably stay in Brooklyn to have easy access to the bridges in the morning and evening. I also realized that if I switched my dates around a bit, I could be in New York for the 9/11 tribute lighting. Based on images I’ve seen, I’m assuming that photographing it from the Brooklyn side would be best, but I’d be interested in other suggestions or advice, especially on how early I would need to set up to get good shots (I imagine it will be packed with photographers). I’ll probably be in NY for 5-6 days total (with one day trip out of the city). I’ll also head to Boston for 4 days, 2 for the city and 2 for day trips (in all likelihood, for Plimoth Plantation and Old Sturbridge Village) - I’ll be renting a car for the day trips. I’ve never been to Boston before and I know there’s a lot of history associated with it, but I’ll have limited time to take it all in. That said, I still want to have a more photo-friendly trip, rather than spend time inside museums. Basically I’m open to suggestions for either city about interesting places to photograph, using a tripod (mostly for dusk/night shots) and I guess safety issues in certain areas, especially as I will be travelling solo as usual.