First of the new Danger Dogs
Kathmandu! Work in progress at Megh Raj's studio.

Dog Days in Kathmandu

Spent a couple of hours exploring a new neighborhood yesterday.

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I found some beautiful native beware of dog signboards.   But there were still 20 of the stenciled Everest Kennel Club generic signs for every cool one I came across.   People certainly look at me oddly here when they see what I photograph!

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This one looks like it preceded the gate.   Dog with no eyes - very scary.

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This manly German Shepherd was behind a tall fence.   I asked some little kids inside if I could photograph their sign. 101_6368
This is Melissa, her brother and Kylie, the dog to beware!   They invited me in for tea.   Unfortunately it was getting dark so I could not stay long.   They had lots of sewing machines and the family manufactured pants at home.   Little Melissa spoke English very well.   Her mother should be proud.

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Fourth and lastly, this Danger Dog is on it's last legs.   I make sure that my artists prep their work so that this doesn't happen.

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Orbs!   That beauty shop signboard made me laugh.

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When I saw this porter walking through the streets of Thamel with his cell phone to his ear, I had to stop and take his photo.   My camera does not take good night photos.   Sorry about that.

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Listened to some wonderful live music at the Lazimpat Gallery Cafe.   If you get to Kathmandu, this is the place to be on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30.   You should have heard Desmond's heart-thumping rendition of Wipeout.  

Get those Danger Dog orders in soon.   Time is running short.   Your pet immortalized on metal - what could be better.   Each commission gives work to 3 endangered Nepali signboard artists.  There's no risk.  You pay nothing unless you like one of the paintings.  

For more information, please contact me at ampage1@gmail.com or go to my website:  NepalDog.com

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