Saturday, 24 June 2017

B. K. Dental Shop, Kathmandu

The area around Bangemudha, at the junction of Chandramn Singh Marg and Chittadhar Marg in Kathmandu, is home to several dentists and associated dental businesses, who often advertise their services with a characteristic smile. Their concentration in this part of the city is explained by the presence on the small square of the shrine to Vaisha Dev, the Newari toothache god, and therefore of potential customers. The shrine consists of a large log (Bangemudha means "Crooked Tree" and was the name of the legendary tree the log was cut from), which is completely hidden underneath thick layers of coins nailed into it. These coins have been placed by people seeking the god's help to cure toothaches.

B. K. Dental Shop 

The shrine to Vaisha Dev at Bangemudha

Location: Banghemudha, Kathmandu

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