Signs you are in India

We traveled to India to see things that are different (if we wanted to see things that are “the same,” we’d just stay home).  Signs are one thing we found to be different. This post has a few that we found interesting.

As an aside, our driver (Saran) found a long line at the only shower available for drivers in our hotel in Hospet. Rather than be late (or unbathed), he bathed in the river where the “Beware of Crocodiles” sign was posted. Experiences like that shine a different light on first world problems.

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