Istanbul is full of cats. Here are some of the felines I passed in my journeys throughout the city.
You want to join us?
We live in the streets outside the Downtown Istanbul hostel, Beyoglu.
Hanging out in a corner.
Are we supposed to be guarding the store or napping?
What's down there?
We help out at the Kariye Museum ticket booth.
Is that my BMW?
We guard the Fortress of the Seven Towers.
I'm the tough cat around Yedikule.
It's hard work, guarding the shop, but someone's gotta do it.
Don't bother me, I'm on patrol.
This is the life!
Snack time. Kitties descend on a meal of leftovers set out by one of the locals. The cats in Istanbul are well taken care of.
Finally, for you dog lovers, there are dogs as well.