Apart from the wonderful sites Istanbul has to offer, one thing I cannot help noticing is the number of cats there are living on the streets. The difference here though is that they are not scared, mangy things hiding in alleyways like street cats in other big cities. These felines are well fed. I love how the local people leave food and water out for them, some people even take the cats to the vet to be desexed then set them free to roam again.
Life is pretty good for the street cats of Istanbul.
I counted a total of 32 cats on my walk to the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.
All the cats featured here live on the streets.
Tree Hugging Cat
Smooching Cat hanging around the butcher shop