Amritsar and back!

I am back from a whirlwind one-day trip from Amritsar. The trip was really short and I didn’t click too many pictures, but there is still some lettering I couldn’t resist. Here, then, is an equally short post about those photographs.

Golden Temple
Inside the premises of the gurudwara, there are engravings of details of patrons who have donated funds to the establishment. These engravings are in English, Punjabi and, in some rare cases, also in Urdu.

Guru Bazaar
Some signboards from the old market, Guru Bazaar, near the Golden Temple.

Lettering on an old Bajaj Priya scooter. The owner, an elderly sikh gentleman had a good laugh seeing me hunched on the road photographing his scooter with such gusto.

Jallianwala Bagh Memorial

There were some truly amazing hand-lettered book covers in the Jallianwala Bagh Museum, but photography was prohibited there. What I did photograph, however, was the signboard outside the gallery – is it just me or the Hindi and Punjabi text is too narrow and tightly spaced?

And this large sign on the grass, which read Vande Mataram.

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