Kaale Kaffi is a peculiar and very interesting place I first discovered during a sketchcrawl with Leen. It is a mixture between a coffee shop, a second-hand shop and an antiques shop.
From outside it looks like a regular second-hand shop, but when you look closely you discover that you can go in and spend time surrounded by a variety of old objects and clothes.
Most items can be purchased, which is why the inside setup changes on a regular basis.
So the rain pushed us to go in and we ended up spending over 2 hours there with Leen, Carlo and Aniela.
|Carlo and Leen busy sketching. Aniela was on my left side|
There are so many interesting things that the most difficult part is to choose what to sketch. I think I could fill a whole sketchbook with this place alone.
As an example of the variety of objects you can find there, I was sitting next to a mannequin set up in a running motion, standing by a table with an old candelabra and picture frame (complete with the old sepia picture) on it.
|Run, Forest, run!|
Next time I will try to make a sketch of the place as a whole. I think it will take me at least 2 hours, but it would definitely be fun.
If you are wondering where exactly this place is, I can only say that it is in the old part of the upper town. They don't want to advertise themselves too much and I must admit that I don't want it to become too crowded either. I have a feeling it might become our sketching headquarters in time.