Cats of the World

Oct 26, 2011

Josh made a trip to Egypt this summer to visit his friend Ricker.
I unwillingly let him borrow my camera (after all, he bought it for me so I guesssssss he has a little right to it) and he returned it with some amazing pictures, but also some very peculiar pics.
I’ll let him take over from here . . . I have no words.
Side note: Josh is allergic to cats.
cat 1 |kat|
nouna small domesticated carnivorous mammal with soft fur, a short snout, and retractile claws. It is widely kept as a pet or for catching mice, and many breeds have been developed. • Felis catus, family Felidae(the cat family); probably domesticated in ancient Egypt from the local race of wildcat, and held in great reverence there.

Over the years I have become increasingly curious about this four legged creature, I guess you could say I am "curious like a cat". After carefully studying and reading numerous articles on cats and their history, I became increasingly intrigued. Cats began to consume my thoughts and I knew I had to learn more about them. It was then that I decided I would make my lifes project traveling the world to see the cats. What you are about to see is the beginning of my work.

This is a cat chillin' next to a potted plant in Istanbul.

Cat of Jerusalem inside the old city.

This is a very rare Turkish Van cat. The reason they are so rare is because they only come from Van, Turkey. We were lucky enough to stumble upon this rare find in a Turkish carpet shop in Fethiye.
Notice the Turkish Van kitten with its mother.

This is a restaurant cat in the city of Antalya, Turkey.

This was a cat hanging outside of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey.

The are cats of the Dead Sea in the West Bank Palestinian territory that are in love.

Cat hanging out next to the gift shops outside of Ephesus.

This cat happened to be wandering around the Cairo Museum in Egypt. I was lucky enough to steal a quick picture on my phone because they took the cameras at the front.

Egyptian mummified cat.

Cat on the harbor of Antalya in Turkey.

Came across this multi colored cat while waiting for a ferry to take us across the Bosphorus to take us from the European side of Istanbul to the Asian side. 
Fact: Istanbul is the only city in the world that is located on two continents.

Cat outside the museum in Cairo, Egypt.

Cats of the Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz, Turkey. 
Now, these cats were very skiddish and this is as close as they would let me get to them.

Cat of Istanbul, Turkey.

Cat of Ephesus.

Avery nice cat I came across in the theatre of Ephesus. 
Ephesus is the most well preserved Roman city in the world.
This is a cat that was taking a "cat nap" outside of the old city walls in Jerusalem.

This is a cat outside of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.

Rare Turkish Van cat. Notice that one eye is blue and one is green. This is a very important feature of the cat.
This is a cat of the Cairo Zoo, it is actually a lion, but still a cat at heart.


Anonymous said...

This is absolutely amazing. AMAZING! MORE COTW POSTS!

Little Tranquility said...

Hahahaha love these photos!! I love the two cats in love. Such a great photo.

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