A great way to get a different perspective on a subject is to get low an look up at it. This is a great way to give a strong sense of importance to your subject, as they tower over you. Ofter there is something much more interesting to be found by looking up at a subject.
If you are out exploring or on vacation and want to bring home an unique photo of a subject that has been photographed many times before, give this perspective a try. Try to also get the standard photo of the subject so you have that as well. You can certainly take this approach for almost any subject and have the possibility of getting a truly unique photograph that can really empower your subject.
Shooting at eye level may be easiest for most people, but you're often missing out on so much of the world around you. Get down low and look up for a new perspective on life. Share what you find...