12.22.2008

lovely

for the second weekend in a row, i was able to join my sister in chicago at a really great local coffee shop called "lovely"—and, lovely it is. they also happen to have exceptionally delicious coffee. this last time i went, it was extremely cold—near the zero-degree mark, and the wind chill made it feel even colder. lovely is in an old drafty building with the high tin ceilings and wood floors. it's a very elongated shop, so we sat as far away from the windows as we could to keep warm. as we sat, i faced the windows and after thawing my fingers by holding my coffee cup for a while, i noticed that the windows looked really cool with the frost and condensation and the bright blue wintery sky behind. it was just such a neat effect, that i had to get up and take pictures. i was not sure if they would turn out or seem as dreamy as it looked in real life, but they did, and i was very proud of my little canon for picking up the mood! the first one is my favorite, but here are some more.

9 comments:

Char said...

brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, I hope you are staying safe and warm. It's below freezing here so I can't imagine how cold you guys really feel.

Peter Tschirhart said...

Great shots, you brought me there.
-p

shilvia said...

aaaah, beauty...that's the kind of place that will make me sit for endless hours sipping coffee and having random chatters, love your shots...dreamy

Claire said...

it really does look like my kind of place...

ELK said...

oh I so wish I had been at the table with you girls...love the multiple shots with different angles ~ i like the last one with 2 lights and the blue gray really showing

Nate Heldman said...

i ride my bike over there all the time during the summer.

Chris said...

Cool! I love the shimmery abstract reflections in the glass, the ice, the lights...beautiful!

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