Istanbul's island of Büyükada is known for its ornamental mansions, horse-drawn faytons and abundant fish restaurants.
It's not necessarily known for the hundreds of cats that call Büyükada home, but I couldn't help but take tons of photos of these furry felines yesterday.
The day started out with cloudy skies and patches of drizzly rain, so my desire to lay out on beach was crushed. Instead, my girlfriend and I strolled around the friendly island; or as I like to say "Let's do some gezmek-ing." (Gezmek is the Turkish word for to stroll.)
If you are lucky enough to get away from the crowds on Büyükada, you suddenly feel like you're transported to a different era far away from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul.
Here's a couple photos of the island's cats that captured my attention. Enjoy!
Please see related photo post: The Cats of Çukurcuma.
|Eavesdropping Cats of Büyükada.|
|Smart Cat - waiting by a fish restaurant on Büyükada.|
|Bucket Cat - all curled up.|
|Behind Bars Cat|
|Lap Cat - We found this cat curled up on a local resident's lap.|