04 February 2011

spot the cats.

Cats in Istanbul. 
They're everywhere. 
Keeping watch over the bookstores at the Grand Bazaar. 
Lounging by the Blue Mosque.
 Basking in the heat lamps in the Aya Sophia. 
Sleeping on scarves in museum bookstores.

How many cats can you count? 

Guarding the Blue Mosque. 

Bathing in the cozy heat lamps in the Aya Sophia. 

Fear me! Muh ah ha ha ha. 

Can you see me? 

Watching over Master's books in the Grand Bazaar. 

Don't bother me. I'm cat napping on your souvenir pashima scarves. 

03 February 2011

Snapshots of Bebek

Bosphorus waterfront. 
Weathered old fishermen.
 Seaside cafes. 
The imposing Rumeli Fortress.
 Sun setting over the edge of Istanbul. 

What more could you ask of an evening?

Minnows loving their new home in a  Erikli water bottle.

Offering to share their trash can fire.

Three little boats, all in a row. 

Perched on an old yogurt bucket.

"Leaf in Love" is the name of this beauty.