Roastery again

It was a good Friday the 13th! Urban Sketchers Seattle met again at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room on Capitol Hill.  It was a good turn out, with two or three new people.

I left early as I had a plan. I took the lightrail from Tukwila. Not too many passengers so I did a sketch.

My first stop was the International Disctrict where I would catch the streetcar to Capitol Hill. However, I took it in the opposite direction to Pioneer Square to try out General Porpoise Doughnuts.  The Pioneer Square location is brightly light and glowing white. The square elephant lamps are a feature. The Vanilla Custard filled doughnut was quite tasty.  I didn’t have time for a sketch.  As it was, I barely made it to the Roastery by 10am.

I’ve sketched at the Roastery at least 3 times before. I wandered around a bit and decided to leave. Noticed these people working at a table and found it interesting they had both computers and notebooks open.

In the “what’s the story behind this” department: While talking to another sketcher on the street, I noticed this pastry on top of what might be a light fixture.

It was lightly raining but I found a bit of shelter to sketch the dome of Covenant Church. It didn’t turn out so well and I chalk it up to a lesson I keep learning.

I found a window booth at McMenamin’s Six Arms across the street which gave me a good view of the Roastery.

More photos here

About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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