Exciting Days in Kathmandu
Danger Dogs in Kathmandu - Works in Progress

More Works in Progress. Danger Dogs!

Everyone is a bit late in finishing their work.    100_6457

Here are Wallechinski the Teddy Bear and Ruthie awaiting their final touches at Nabin's studio.  

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Grover, a bearded collie mix before his lettering.   Notice that Nabin has recycled his metal for the piece.

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A more complete JoJo and Maggie by Amar Shreshta.   The blue rectangles are the next project for the studio - silk-screened address plates.   Surya Studio has an order for 4000 of these, and obviously, so does Amar's.   I'll find out more later.   Amar still has to add the background colors and lettering, and these Danger Dogs (and Cat) will be completed.    100_6460
A typical street scene capped with a lovely native Danger Dog signboard.

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Stopped by to see Megh Raj.    No much progress on these signs, but at least he is set up a and ready to go.   This dog is often seen sleeping here by Megh Raj's shop.   Polly is on the easel, and Miles, the black chow is ready to go next.   Megh has just fixed up his shop, with new partitions and paint.   Not sure who the little boy is.  

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An old veterinary shop sign on the main road.

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A friend's bantam rooster.  

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These chickens are not much bigger than pigeons.   Especially that little black female.

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I stopped the bus early and heard a band and a wedding in progress.   I walked down the street and was invited up to the rooftop of this school where everyone was gathered to watch the festivities.   The school was filthy, poorly built, with no railings for the staircases.

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But the hallways were filled with artwork.   Notice the green shoots coming up from the stairs.

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Some advice is better than others.

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The kids here were reluctant to talk which means that they are not teaching English at this school.

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Anyway, the artist has his distinct style.

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I could go on forever, I took lots of photos of this school.    100_6499
Hamro means 'our' in Nepali.  

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Exterior of the school.   The only thing I thought as I walked up those stairs is 'earthquake'.

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Here is the man who invited me up to the roof and the snow capped Himalayas in the background.    100_6507
Next, after the hubbub had died down at the wedding, and the marriage car and band had left, I stopped by to watch them clean up after the party, where I ran into this merry band of celebrants -- the little girls all looked beautiful in their wedding party best.   

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There must have been a dog (or 2) somewhere here once.  

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Last but not least, this handsome boy demurely sits on the warm brick that surrounds the Boudhanath stupa, blithely ignoring the bustle that passes.  

More tomorrow.   Only 3 more days to order!   Send me your Danger Dog files today!  Any questions or comments should be send to me at ampage1@gmail.com.   Cheers!!!

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