Friday, May 27, 2016

Coffee, Electric Cloud and Lenin's Boot

Gary and I covered quite a bit of territory today. We are still celebrating our 50th Anniversary with friends and family, but today it was just the two of us....and a few people in Seattle. Gary wanted me to try out a cool coffee shop in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. (See photos below.) We went there first, then over to Fremont so that I could sketch with Seattle USK.

Most drivers would feel a bit frustrated when the bridge alarm goes off just as you approach the Fremont drawbridge. It means about a 5-7 minute delay in getting where you were going. For me, though, it meant an opportunity to sketch the little coffee stand from the comfort of the passenger seat in the car. No distracting traffic in the opposite lane! I did the sketch in the time the bridge was open and finished the color later.
I managed to get two small sketches in before sharing with the Seattle Urban sketchers today.
Electric Cloud Coffee is a drive through stand located on the south end of the Fremont drawbridge. They are known for their breakfast burritos and hemp lattes.

My 5-7 minute view of Electric Cloud Coffee

Read about the history of the Lenin statue here

Workers on break in the square near the Lenin statue.

Lenin's boot in a rain puddle with sun breaks.
Columbia City pm Coffee Break
The Station Coffee House, Beacon Hill
 It was a true Seattle cultural day, with morning and afternoon coffee breaks, sketching in Fremont and lunch with the sketchers out on the sidewalk tables nearby at PCC.


  1. That's a sign of a true urban sketcher when you use that short time waiting for the bridge to open and close as a sketching opportunity. It pays to always be ready. :)

  2. Sounds like a wonderful day! I heard about the coffee shop on Beacon Hill. We'll plan a Friday outing there this summer and at the station!

    And, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! What a milestone.