Wandering around the old medieval walled city of Rhodes is a pleasure at any time of the year. When we have friends visiting it’s a good excuse to wander some more. This week a blogging friend Rebecca Hall from Life Beyond Borders was over visiting the island so after lots of chatting over good food in the Walk Inn I showed her some areas of the old town she hadn’t seen before.
As you wander the old streets the history of the place is everywhere you look. I can always imagine and almost hear someone on horseback coming charging along at any moment.
If you follow us both on Facebook you’ll know that me and Rebecca are both cat owners and also seem to find them on our travels. The old town was no exception so here’s a selection of the cats we found on our wander around.
This guy I spotted looking very sleepy on my way to meet Rebecca, he was making the most of the peace and quiet of a quiet Sunday afternoon.
Despite missing most of his tail, this guy was friendly and we watched for ages while he tried to stalk a pigeon. This was his walk of shame back to where we were sitting outside The Walk Inn. I have a feeling that he’s been after that pigeon for a very long time.
We hadn’t wandered far from the square where we had lunch before we came across a whole group of cats lounging in the sunshine. Looking well fed and very friendly. One took a real shine to Rebecca and wanted it’s tummy rubbed.
I love Rebecca’s bag with Girl Gone Greek on it. A fan/reader of her book sent it to her which is such a lovely thing for someone to do. You can get a copy of her book on amazon as a bonus it’s currently on £1.99 on kindle.
Next we stopped to get a souvenir and once more found another cat. This one wasn’t bothered by people walking past, looking very relaxed and well fed, his sleep was far more important than anything we were doing.
We then saw this beauty in the ruins of the Church of the Virgin of the Burgh. Though he wasn’t too please at our approach or another cat coming into his territory.
Heading further into the old Jewish quarter of the old town, we found two big old cats sleeping very peacefully on the top of a car cover in the sunshine. A few kittens playing around abandoned buildings and a guard cat on a door step.
My favourite cat of our walk around the old town was this one, every moped should come equipped ready for a sleeping cat to enjoy.
This summer I’ve been learning how to use a real camera, as many of you know for years all the images on the blog were taken with my iPhone. I’m still using that for social media but for the blog have moved onto a Nikon and simple editing software that’s free for the Mac. I really had fun with this post and experimenting with black and white, though cats are really not that easy to photograph as they have a habit of moving right at the last minute!