I actually miss finding random scenes like this by chance:
It makes it a bit more difficult in the US because people usually drive everywhere. Even if I find interesting things to photograph, I have to ask my hubby, and by that time we spend too much time trying to find a suitable place to park, and it gets to be waste on gas. I might have to write notes of places, ask hubby as I pass along them the name of the street, come up with a list, then hubby can plan out a mini-trip that is the most efficient, since I still have no clue where things are located or distances. Other than the fact that I am new to this area, but getting driven everywhere doesn’t help either. As the hubs puts it, I just don’t pay attention.