July 2017 - Traveling Cats - Travel Pictures of Cats

Cats from Venice {Italy}

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Venice in Italy has plenty of places where the most beautiful cats pose against a backdrop of picturesque alleys and canals. You just have to know where to find them.

One of these wonderful spots is Ponte Storto, where you'll meet the three Maine Coon cats Sadhna, Felix, and Rudolf.

“They truly own the place,” says Marianna Zampieri, who photographed these animals for Cats in Venice, a project that denotes the feline heritage of the city through pictures and stories that link individual cats to places where it is easy to find them. “They are perfect models, spoiled by passersby and never in need of cuddles. They only add to the beauty of Ponte Storto.”

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cats in venice

Sadhna and Felix are the mom and dad.

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Rudolf is their baby son. He was initially called Ciumpo but was renamed afterward.

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“Sadhna, Felix, and Rudolf are the first cats I photographed in Venice,” says Zampieri. “I took so many photos that I thought I'd ask more information about them through Facebook, and so my project Cats in Venice started. I still go cuddle them whenever I can.”

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gatto venice

Have you ever visited Venice and Ponte Storto? Have you met Sadhna, Felix, and Rudolf?

Check out Marianna Zampieri's previous project C-AT Work.

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maine coons venice

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Cats from Tokyo {Japan}

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The Koenji district in Tokyo is known for its thrift stores and fashion boutiques. You won't see many cats in the shopping streets, but if you stroll through the surrounding alleys, you will meet many cats that are doing the rounds of the garbage bins.

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Text and cat pictures: Neko Land: Une Vie de Chat Au Japon

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Cat from Kortrijk {Belgium}

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Some of us are homebodies, while others spend their days at the bar. Cats aren't any different.

René is one of those cats that prefers life at the café over staying home. His favorite hangout? De Dingen in Kortrijk, Belgium.

“René is the boss. He keeps the café open, but he also sleeps a lot,” says an employee.

Most of the time, though, René sits at the bar, waiting to be served a saucer of milk. He loves this white, liquid delicacy so much he reacts strongly to the word. Whenever you order something with “melk” (the Dutch word for “milk”), you are guaranteed to have René's attention.

He also loves human company and can often be found sleeping next to one of the customers. He even sleeps on people's laps.

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de dingen budastraat kortrijk

Apart from its milk-obsessed cat, De Dingen in Kortrijk is also known for being a place where you can drink organic beers, enjoy an alfresco breakfast, and... trade your second-hand stuff, hence the name of the café, De Dingen, which is Dutch for “things.” This means you can take home one of the second-hand objects as long as you interchange it for something else.

Of course, now we all wonder if René the cat can be swapped as well...

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de dingen kortrijk
kortrijk de dingen

Address: Cafe De Dingen, Budastraat 12, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30 am to 1:00 am

Click here for more photos, reviews, and directions.

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Cat photos by Gilles Vranckx

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