April's first sunset, as viewed from Beacon Hill. Of all the cities I have lived in, Boston has the finest sunsets. The colors are brilliant and the light bounces off the brownstones in most unexpected ways.
So when you are in Boston, find out when the sun will set on that day. 90 minutes before, start at the top of Beacon Hill, at the State House, and watch how brightly the golden dome picks up the sun's rays. Then wind your way down Mount Vernon Street with the pocket gardens and gorgeous brownstones, wander over to Acorn St. for a picture of the "most photographed street in Boston," then cross over to Pinckney Street via Louisberg Square and admire the grand houses on either side. Find Anderson Street to cross over to Myrtle Street and start walking down the hill. This is where my photo was taken, and it has the perfect angle and frame for the most amazing sunset photos.
Once you get your shot, walk down the street to reach Revere and then the famous Charles Street. Take the over-bridge above Storrow Drive to get to the Esplanade. Just in time to see the sun dip down and color the waters golden.