One reason why I started using more of my own photography on this blog is that I knew it would force me to get out more, to look at the city in a different way, and to explore places I've never been. Like Macrina. Even though I've bought their bread from grocery stores, I had never – in 9 years of living here – visited one of their cafés.
Earlier this week I sat in the corner of their Belltown café with the last slice of lemon sour cherry coffeecake and a foamy latte and a good book. I kicked myself for not visiting sooner, but hey, I'll make up for it.
I don't normally do things like this, but I thought it might be fun to propose a "photo challenge" because of the comments on this post. (Maybe taking photos in public will be less intimidating with a little nudge?)
The challenge: find a café or bakery you've never been to, treat yourself to a snack, and snap a couple photos while you're there. Try to get these 3 photos: the signage/storefront, the food on display, and a close-up of whatever you order. If you blog about it, leave a link in the comments! I'd love to see the results.