Relaxing on marble (Eyüp) by Marjolein Katsma

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As someone commented: “Such disdain – I love this!”

Indeed, ‘disdain’ is the perfect word to describe this lovely creature’s attitude. I was out photographing walls, and the wall with its glint of gold drew my attention – when I saw this regal cat, adding a special ‘dimension’ to the wall, and vice versa.

So this ended up about equal parts “wall” and “cat”. And feral cats are such an unavoidable (and charming) feature of Istanbul, in its own disdainful way, this cat represents “Istanbul” as well!

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Featured on the Walls of Istanbul calendar:
Walls of Istanbul

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  • Barbara Ingersoll
    Barbara Ingersollalmost 3 years ago

    Love this! You really captured his regal attitude!

  • LOL! ‘Regal’ was exactly the word that jumped into my mind when I spotted him there. ;)

    That will definitely figure in the description but I still have to write the descriptions fro this little series (only the Calendar has text so far). But it’s way past my bedtime now…

    Thanks for being the first to comment and for the fave! You made my day. :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • mmargot
    mmargotalmost 3 years ago

    The Cat.
    So perfectly he has placed himself.
    He has been there before in another life.

    good work!

  • I thought I’d seen feral cats when I was in Rome – but there you see them in some specific areas only. In Istanbul they’re everywhere, and none of them looks hungry either. I’ve noticed people actually put out water, or even food for them.

    But indeed, this gentleman looked so perfectly at ease – as if he’d never even consider going anywhere else. :) While I was shooting, he was even falling asleep there!

    Thanks for your comment and the fave!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • inkedsandra
    inkedsandraalmost 3 years ago

    Cats sleep anywhere, any table any chair!! Lovely

  • Yes… :) But this one seemed to be saying to me “Stop staring! This is my home!”

    Thanks for the comment and the face!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 3 years ago

    What a fabulous capture!!! A very unique find and capture!!! This would make a wonderful painting!!!!

  • Thank you Angie! Feel free to use this as inspiration for a painting – just so long as you attribute the original to me. And thanks for the fave, too!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Neutro
    Neutroalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent!!!Beautiful representation of the cat worthy!

  • Thank you too, Neutro (for the fave, too)! I just had to take a picture of this fellow. :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • julie08
    julie08almost 3 years ago

    Lovely :)

  • Thank you Julie!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Celia Strainge
    Celia Straingealmost 3 years ago

    An absolutely fantastic capture! Well done Marjolein : )

  • Thank you so much, Celia! I appreciate the fave, too.

    (Poking through your portfolio a bit, I see many “echo’s”: we do seem to share this fascination with walls. :) )

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Akrotiri
    Akrotirialmost 3 years ago
    Great capture, just puuuuurfect. LOL
  • Thank you Akrotiri! This little guy was also *fur*pect with its soft orange fur so nicely emphasizing the old, cold marble (and the little bit of gold).

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Kevin Bergen
    Kevin Bergenalmost 3 years ago

    What a wonderful capture!

  • Thank you for that lovely comment, Kevin!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Jean-Luc Rollier
    Jean-Luc Rollieralmost 3 years ago

    Great find ! Outstanding composition and tones.

  • Always nice to hear from you Jean-Luc! Thank you for the lovely compliment and the fave!

    – Marjolein Katsma

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