Cities from a different perspective

In life I always try to see things for a different point of view.

From 9 to 5 (well 8 to 4) I am a teacher and seeing an experience through the eyes of a 12 year old can be a huge advantage, invariably avoiding conflict and leading to an amicable outcome.

In my free time as a an amateur artist and photographer, I also find that when you see things from a different perspective it can lead to giant leaps in creativity. Allowing yourself to be the other, and to see the world through a different pair of eyes can inspire you to be a better artist and photographer, capable of works that are more compelling to the viewer.

So, when I travel I endeavour to find an alternative viewpoint of a city, both to photograph and to experience.

Here are six examples of my photographs of cities from a different perspective, from time spent in Cairo, Amsterdam, New York, London, Venice and Stockholm.

Cairo through the railings of the Citadel, Egypt.
Cairo through the railings of the Citadel, Egypt.
Reflections in the Prinsengracht canal through bridge and bicycle in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Reflections in the Prinsengracht canal through bridge and bicycle in Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Twin Towers shrouded in mist, through the crown of the Statue of Liberty in New York, USA.
The Twin Towers shrouded in mist, through the crown of the Statue of Liberty in New York, USA.
Nelson's Column through the window of the Chandos Pub in London, England.
Nelson’s Column through the window of the Chandos Pub in London, England.
Piazza San Marco through the balcony of the Basilica in Venice, Italy.
Piazza San Marco through the balcony of the Basilica in Venice, Italy.
Slussen and Gamla Stan from Katarinahissen in Stockholm, Sweden.
Slussen and Gamla Stan from Katarinahissen in Stockholm, Sweden.

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  1. Would you be interested in joining my live webinar next Saturday?http://www.5thingstodotoday.com/live-webinars/. Thank you very much. David Ridings

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    1. alidunnell says:

      Hi David, I would be interested in joining the live webinar next Saturday, but just wondered what it entails? I clicked on the link you sent me and it said I have to pay, which I would rather not do. Can you give me more details. Thanks Ali.

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  2. Kaylie says:

    I need to do this myself. I often travel with my 6 year old and he often points out things I have missed. I love the mood you have captured with these photos.

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    1. Ali Dunnell says:

      Thanks – it is great when kids point out different things. I have three children, 9,9 and 7, so a little older than yours now, and know exactly what you mean. Ali

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