Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Some of the Cats of Cairo

This post is a lot for my youngest daughter Ynez who loves cats. There is a lot of cats in Cairo- poor mangy looking creatures but not without personality and charm and even a certain air about them. We have been wandering through the Khan the last few days looking for old berber jewelery ( and I have found some) and through the City of the Dead- a fascinating but very poor part of Cairo- really it should be called the Living City of the Dead as many people live amongst the tombs minding the tombs and earning a living in whatever way possible. Here also live the silk cord spinners who improvise their cording equipment from old bicycle wheels and all manner of contraptions.


deb said...

Goodness! I did a double take with your Egyptian cats..It's just amazing how they
are the same all over the world. Just like folks.


Omega said...

Do the Egyptians still hold cats to be sacred? These are such textural photos.