Ephesus and the Cat

Cat in Ephesus

This was our second visit to Ephesus, following in the footsteps of St.Paul. Hot of course, and dusty clambering over the ruins, but worthwhile as this is typically a fascinating Roman city. In the background, the Library of Celsus, which at the time was the third largest library in the Roman empire, after Alexandria and Pergamum. It was built by the son as a funerary tribute about 110 AD I think. A full history can be found on Wikipedia

In the foreground, a handsome cat, one of many feral cats that inhabit ruined cities like this one. In a superior fashion, as cats do, he was watching the tourists, as though he was wondering what they were doing in the heat, scrambling over all these ruins. He was being sensible and keeping still.

I thought he made a good picture, and photographed him against the ruined library. I thought maybe I would paint him, and finally after some years, I have

I think he turned out well, as I am not really a painter of cats

2 thoughts on “Ephesus and the Cat

  1. Wicked! (As per Ron Weasley’s vocabulary)

    Professor Mcgonagall would be highly interested in having her cat-trait done by you! I’ll send her this link via an owl post. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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