Frozen in Time
A snapshot, a moment, the touch of a button. There are so many words that I could use (and have used) to describe my time in Edinburgh. I also love taking pictures, so sometimes I like those to speak for themselves. I do love captions, though, so I have enjoyed that combination on my @strikesofluck Instagram over the course of this blog, but pictures can say so much.
As you probably know by now, I am addicted to coffee shops. I do enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and pretty much any hot drink, especially in this cold weather. Many of my pictures have been my artsy depictions of the multitude of warmth that I've found in these places in the last two weeks. The ambience is warm, the drink is warm, and I feel warm just being in that environment. It is inviting and relaxing at the same time.
These pictures are my happy times. I enjoy taking them, I enjoy sharing them, and I really enjoy making memories through them. While I can only capture one single instance in a photo, I am actually capturing an experience. When I look back at my time in Edinburgh, I will remember those coffee shops because of the pictures, and I will remember the feelings that I felt while in them.
This morning, I visited Fortitude Coffee, which reminded me a lot of Methodical Coffee at home. Their main focus is the pure coffee or tea sense that they want their customers to have. I had their rooibos tea and a raisin pastry, and they were both delightful. I love the photograph that I took there because it shows the simplicity of the store and the focus on the product.
I'd love to, at some point in my life, create a coffee shop guide to the cities that I explore. I've been using this great app called Edinburgh Coffee Lovers that has shown me around Edinburgh in a very inspiring way. I have yet to find my favorite coffee shop in the city, but I want to try so many more before I do.
The obsession is real, and I wouldn't want it any other way.
Lucky Strike of the Day: In order to visit this magical coffee shop this morning, I woke up early! This is monumental for me as I am very much a night person, but I loved the busy atmosphere of the city when everyone was on the way to work this morning.