Thimphu commercial district 9:00 am Sunday Oct. 30, 2005

Thimphu commercial district 9:00 am Sunday Oct. 30, 2005

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The morning sun rises above the mountains as I drift through town, looking at old and new signs. Through an open door, I see the blue glow of a flickering TV lighting the Potala Restaurant and Bar's interior. I pass by the Om Meat Shop, Hasty Tasty, B Mobile and the Down Town Bar; the Boomerang, U.S. Enterprises, Bits & Bytes and Space 34; Fast Food, Olympic Sports, Video Games, and the old Swiss Bakery. A boy in a jersey with Michael Jordan's number "23" leaps in his Indian gym shoes and taps the rim of the Buzz Club sign.

Up ahead, two older boys practice their wrestling moves under a tree—their ghos hiked above their knees, sleeves tied around their waists. One wears a "Stone Cold Steve Austin" tee-shirt. The other has an image of "The Rock"—heroes of the World Wrestling Federation, America's low-camp theater of bravado, sex, and gore.


A car drives by with a tv ruined my life sticker on the rear bumper.

From BHUTAN: Hidden Lands of Happiness, by John Wehrheim (Serindia 2011)

Prints are on Hahnemuhle heavyweight (315 gsm) 100% archival cotton “Photo Rag Baryta” paper, using archival inks and archival spray coating. They have a 200-year life expectancy before any deterioration of the print will be observed when stored, handled, and displayed under archival conditions.

What is often called “Gallery Wrap Canvas” is a fine art inkjet (Giclee) print on canvas, with printed edges to wrap around a wooden stretcher frame, like a painting. With canvas prints, your print image is still the same size, but given a "wrap effect" around the edges to account for the thickness of the stretcher. Canvas can be rolled and shipped with no effect to the print. Your local framing shop should be able to mount the canvas to stretchers at a fraction of the cost of traditional framing, making for an overall more economical way to get fine art on your wall. The canvas is printed to wrap around a 1-inch stretcher (1.5 inches on larger sizes). Specifications will be provided with your order. Feel free to contact us if you need guidance with your canvas order.

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