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.

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!

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

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.

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.

Orbs!   That beauty shop signboard made me laugh.

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.

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.  

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