Some relatives from California came to visit us last week, their first trip to Baltimore since I’ve had kids. This gave us a great excuse to play tourist in our own city. We visited the prettiest parks and best sandwich shops, went to the zoo and the Inner Harbor, rode the water taxi and enjoyed an outdoor concert. It was fun to show off what we love about where we live.
At one point in our travels, my 6yo son asked if he could have my iPhone to take some pictures. After a brief moment of fear that he’d drop it into the harbor, I agreed. Why not? Looking at his shots later, I was struck by his unique perspective. For instance, the shadows under the swing set:
Or looking down an 1812 cannon:
Or this expertly framed shot of the city skyline:
There’s something to be said for seeing something through another person’s eyes.
And here’s what happens when you give the camera to a 4yo to take a group shot:
Well, I suppose that’s an interesting perspective, too…