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Istanbul Cats

January 27, 2011

Posted by Kanga.

Surely, you knew there would eventually be an “all cat” post. We are those crazy people who stop to photograph and pet stray cats wherever we go.

long haired calico with large orange and black spots

This little calico was behind chain link fence, so no petting, but she was definitely in the mood to play. She gets my vote for most beautiful, so far.

tortoise shell calico cat hiding behind a potted plant

Peek-a-boo. This one was a bit cagy. A picture was all we were going to get from her.

long haired grey tabby

We hit the jackpot outside the Hagia Sophia.

black cat

DaddyBird, cat photographer.

long haired black and white cat

a yellow and white cat curled up on a yellow cab

The longer I stood here taking pictures of this the more cats joined. There was one behind the tree I discovered later.

grey tabby

This tabby has a benefactor somewhere.

grey tabby inside the Hagia Sophia

Even the Hagia Sophia has its own cat. She was happy to get attention and pose.

orange tabby

This orange tabby hangs out in the Hagia Sophia gift shop. He holds his head to the side due to an injury. The shop staff look out for him.

grey tabby peeking through a fence

Another park and another crowd of cats who have someone feeding them.

grey and orange calico

This calico was hanging out inside the tram station to get out of the cold.

That’s not all the cats we’ve encountered, but you get the idea.

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4 comments

  1. They’re pretty big for stray cats! but they’re so adorable, one more reason to visit Istanbul lol


  2. May we get back to the subject at hand, i.e. the history surrounding you! 😉


  3. hey, cats ARE historical-they are royalty! (giggle) I particularly like the shot of the one in the lattice work or whatever it was above the last one of Pauli. I wish Moses were more friendly to other felines…sigh.


  4. I don’t think I could ever live over there with you guys. I’d adopt 20 cats!



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