Street Art in Pokhara, Nepal - A Lakeside Walk - A City A Story Photo Weekly Contest

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Joe @eojSeptember 2018 · 4 min read

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In Nepal for work last week, I found myself in Pokhara, the country's second biggest city, with a little time to spare. In a desperate attempt to keep up with @lynncoyle1's awesome street art posts, I tried to track down some of the local street art.

Most of the restaurants, bars, and shops are concentrated on the east side of the Phewa Lake. There's a small footpath directly on the water that I checked out with a few friends in the hour or so after our meeting and before our flight.

As we circled back towards our car on the main road, they blasted into competitive speed-walking mode leaving me in their dust - more so as I stopped every few minutes to take snaps of some of the excellent street art that's all around town!

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The first piece I noticed was this portrait of a jolly bald man with tiny eyes and mouth, a pretty decent sized nose, and one massive ear. I'm not sure what happened to this gentleman, but he doesn't seem too bothered.

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The famous Welcome Peacock greets you on the north side of town as you travel back towards the center. You'll notice the word "Nandoj" above the peacock, pointing the way to Namaste Air Nandoj Restaurant and Bar.

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A lot of the art in Pokhara is to decorate hotels or call attention to restaurants or cafes.

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This is just on the stairway leading up to a small local restaurant. While the Homer Simpson...

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...and the ROCKTOPUS...

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..are on the walkway going down to the Rolling Stones restaurant and bar.

You'll see a wide range of street art in Pokhara. Some can be very light and cartoony like this happy and welcoming Namaste Owl...

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...and this friendly guy:

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Others portray real people...

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...and some seem to be taking on more serious social issues:

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I didn't have tons of time, so only was able to scratch the surface of the Pokhara street art scene. Nepalis are wonderful people and very artistic - there's absolutely tons of street art in this town, definitely worth exploring!

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I've pinned the exact location of the start of this hike on @steemitworldmap. If you start at the pin and work your way south, you'll see all of the street art I've shared on this post, plus much more!

This post is my entry to @aaronli's "A City A Story" weekly photo contest. All photos by @eoj, taken with my Samsung J5 Prime.

I hope you enjoyed this quick tour of the street art in Pokhara. What is your favorite piece?


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This street art looks awesome! I love the rocking Homer!


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Joe @eojSeptember 2018

Haha, thanks @jpphotography! I can't remember if you've been to Nepal yet or not. If not, add it to the list, it's very photogenic! Hope all is well in Taiwan!


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I haven't been there yet, but Nepal is certainly on my list! I am starting to feel home in Taipei, been to some cool places yesterday!


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Joe @eojSeptember 2018

Looking forward to your Taipei posts! :)


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These are great @eoj!! I just love how street art brightens a city up, 'discusses' more serious issues, and just keeps people's attention. There sure seems to be plenty there for you to enjoy too :)


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Joe @eojSeptember 2018

Thanks @lynncoyle1 and you're right, there's a TON here! I barely scratched the surface!


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grow23 @grow23September 2018

Super cool stuff


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Joe @eojSeptember 2018

Glad you enjoyed, thanks for stopping by @grow23!


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rentmoney @rentmoneySeptember 2018

There are some talented people out there.


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Joe @eojSeptember 2018

Crazy talented. I can't relate at all to good artists, I can maybe draw stick figures on my best days! :)


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Joe @eojSeptember 2018

Thank you @travelfeed!!!!


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fromage @fromageSeptember 2018

That rocktopus is bad ass!


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Joe @eojSeptember 2018

He is! I guess if you had 8 arms you could be a one man band!


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