Friday, 23 June 2017

Jewellery Workshop, Kathmandu

It looks as if the more elaborate design of the first past of this sign was abandoned in favour or greater visibility. The combination of red letters and projected blue shadows did not give a great result indeed.

NR Jwellery [sic] Workshop

Location: Kathmandu

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Electronic Center, Kathmandu

Two years after the dramatic earthquakes that devastated Nepal, many buildings are still in need of repairs.

Electronic Center

Location: Kathmandu

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Ozzmusic Guitar Classes, Kathmandu

Looking for music classes in the Asan neighbourhood of Kathmandu? Here is the answer.

Ozzmusic. net
Guitar Classes
For All Level of Students
For Details
Contact 4th Floor

Location: Kathmandu

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Opera Eye Wear, Kathmandu

This opera refers neither to a building nor a musical and dramatic piece but to an optician in the Thahity neighbourhood of central Kathmandu

Ph 4250313
Eye Wear

Location: Kathmandu

Monday, 19 June 2017

GEM Plasticware, Kathmandu

Nepalese company Gem Plasticrafts has been producing in its Kathmandhu factory buckets, containers, jugs, mugs and other plastic products since 1986. Many painted signs for its GEM Plasticware brand can be seen around the country.
The vast majority of shops in Nepal have their roller shutters painted with adverts.

Symbol of Quality & Customer Trust
Since 1986
A Household Name for Quality Houseware

Location: Kathmandu

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Ironmonger, Kathmandu

A typical Nepalese shop with the name and nature of the business painted above the entrance

For the yellow, blue and red sign on the shop next door, check this coming Monday's post.

Location: Kathmandu

Friday, 16 June 2017

Kathesimbhu Stupa, Kathmandu

A lovely sign with a representation of the Kathesimbhu Stupa in Central Kathmandu. Said to have been built around 1650, this stupa is a small replica of the much larger, and older, Swayambhunath that rises on a hill two kilometres to the west of the city centre (the name itself is a contraction of Kathmandu and Swayambhu). Those who cannot climb the 365 steps to Swayambhunath can earn the same merit by performing rites at Kathsimbhu.

Location: Kathmandu

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Litmus Cables and Conductors, Kathmandu

Painted sign for the Litmus brand of cables manufactured by Lumbini Vidyut Udyog, a company founded in 1977 and based in the Butwal region, close to the Indian border.

Location: Jyatha Marg, Kathmandu

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Bahadur Photos / Kodak Film, Kathmandu

Lovely to see some advertising for companies that have almost completely disappeared in the digital photography age.

Bahadur Photos

Location: Chandraman Singh Marg, Kathmandu

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Bhumee Handicraft Center, Kathmandu

Naghal ... (Thamel)
& Retailer
(Gold & Silver
Plated Idol)

Gold &
Plated Idol

Location: Chandraman Sing Marg, Kathmandu

Monday, 12 June 2017

Purit, Kathmandu

A painted sign that reminds us that, sadly, tap water is unsafe in Nepal, especially in Kathmandu.

Pure It

Each Table Contains
Halazone USP 5 mg

Location: Kathmandu

Saturday, 10 June 2017

D. K. Trekking Shop, Kathmandu

I loved the Michelin Man-like skier on this sign.

D. K. Trekking Shop
Wholesale & Retail
Sale and Repair Center
Down Suit, Jacket
Tent, Bag, Sleeping Bag etc.
Mobile: 9808377418

Location: Jyatha Marg, Kathmandu

Friday, 9 June 2017

Santosh Best Hair Dresser, Kathmandu

Here is the first of a series of Nepalese painted signs spotted during a recent visit to this beautiful country.

Santosh Best
Dresser Sailoon [sic]
(Ladies & Gents) Massage
Hair Dai [sic]

Location: Jyatha Marg, Kathmandu