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Coffee here @ 429

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Summer in Beijing is always a bit hot and humid, making me too snappish to go out on the hard-earned weekends. I often end up going for the pre-booked shootings reluctantly, but then I felt a cool breeze blowing slowly on a cloudy day, like an early morning in the Mongolian grasslands, I know today is another beautiful day for shooting.

北京的夏日一向都很热,闷热,30冒点头的温度已足够让人出一身黏糊糊的汗了。这样的天气能让我在熬来不易的周末出门确是相当难的,可提前定好的拍摄也不可不去,只得循着日子赴约,接受高温的盛赞。直到出门的那一瞬我方才明白什么叫天公作美:阴天吹着徐徐的凉风,像极了蒙古草原的清晨。踩着小黄车慢悠悠的行,路旁的大树格外绿,今日份的单向历,宜拍摄。429是我们临时起意要去的咖啡店,说实话我对一些各路网红趋之若鹜拍照打卡的店都不无微词,所以去之前对这家店不抱任何期待。然而现实往往不会按照你以为的轨迹运行,总它自己的态度,惊喜来的就是这么突然。也许是天气的影响,亦或是时间的缘故,店里的人不算太多,可以非常从容的点一杯dirty,坐在外面的蒲团上,自在的感受咖啡入口后的醇厚绵密。环顾设计师精心打造的小院,木质墙嵌入灰砖中,视线穿过两棵老香椿树是挂满佛塔相片的红墙,与它正对着的另外一面则保留了原本的斑驳,一切都是这么相得益彰。我在想,如果换个时间来还会不会这么喜欢这家店,比如顶着30几度的大太阳,点单处大排长龙,院里院外都挤满了人无处落脚,我大约就没有了耐心去欣赏了罢。可见,不论是人还是物,只有在对的时间点出现才能在心上驻足。

视频/ Vlog 👉https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1o54y1q7wD?from=search&seid=785734934253234166

Initially, 429 coffee shop was merely a spontaneous shooting location for me, because I am not a big fan of those popular shooting spots where internet celebrities are rushing in to take photos, which is why I didn't have high expectations for this shop, yet I was pleasantly surprised by this little cozy place, there weren’t many people in the shop then so I could easily order without having to shout at the staff and wait forever. Sitting on the futon outside with a cup of strong aromatic coffee, I was amazed how coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with. I looked around the small courtyard carefully built by the designer; the wooden wall is embedded in gray bricks. The red wall is covered with photos of the pagoda the other side facing it retains the original authentic appearance, they all complement each other so well. I was wondering if I would like this place so much if I came at a different time, for instance, when I have to get in a long queue to order a cup of coffee in a hot and steamy day, and when the yard is crowded with people with nowhere to sit. I probably would be too snappish to appreciate it. I guess I was just in the right place at the right time, that’s how it often goes, isn’t it?
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