By standing in a different place, or drawing at a different time of the day the place can appear quite different.
Taking a different starting point or looking at the place with a different focus can also lead to an interesting drawing.
I had pondered on this process, and then heard a talk given at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath on Henry Moore. The speaker quoted Moore:
"The vital thing for an artist is to have a subject that allows him to try out all kinds of formal ideas - things that he doesn't yet know about for certain but wants to experiment with ... within the subject that you've done a dozen times before you are free to invent a completely new form or idea."