Shopping in Shimla — Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs.

A favorite shopping street in Shimla in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh is the Lower Bazaar. It is easy to wander here from the Mall Road and there are many shops to see. In the photo below, the shop Beauty Palace on the left has sold ready-made garments since 1970 to ladies, gents, children, and babies. Expect to see Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, and more well-known brands here. Almost directly across the street is Dayal Sons, also a ready-made garment retailer.  And every other shop in view seems to be in the same business.  ( Levi’s® anyone?) Their signs are more diverse than their merchandise.

This photo was taken on October 27, 2014. Specs are:

Olympus TG-3, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/800 sec, 4.5 mm