I think this looks much more like somewhere in Europe than it does like a very favorite restaurant in my own hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia. This should be in Vienna or Berlin or something. They have some rocking cucumber salad and cooked red cabbage that makes me want to put on some lederhosen and yodel.
After having an entirely frustrating time working on an important Powerpoint presentation that the computer apparently ATE, I redid the three hours of work I lost. A friend suggested that I go get a Starbucks. I did just that, in the gathering shadows of the late afternoon. I rode my bike instead of driving, along the Naval Hospital and the Elizabeth River.
I love the light of this time of day, not the glaring harsh light of mid-day, but the more mellow colors that you see after 4 p.m. Olde Towne is a fun area, not far by bike from my little neighborhood. The Bier Garden in the pic is not too far away from Starbucks and considerably more quaint. I love the way the vines grow all over the garden area.
And by the time I got home, I was refreshed, invigorated, and nearly forgot about the computer.