Roman Cats

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The cats of Rome.

FH010021Watching over the Theatre of Pompey.

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The Portra 400 and 800 35mm film really brings out the colors and tones of the beautiful cats.

FH010023Through the looking glass.

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One can imagine how far back into ancient Rome these cats ancestry lies.

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Pink shoes and rich fur.

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A job well done.

//photographs copyright rebecca price butler …  find my work on tumblr & pinterest … please link & credit me.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. There used to be so many more cats about Rome..recall Pasolini’s line “poor as a cat of the Colosseum”..As with so many things, however, probably actually positive, but so much less, well, ‘picturesque’ if you will

    You have some beautiful photographs, thank you for sharing & for reading – we look forward to seeing more

    – Misera e stupenda città

  2. champagne says:

    Grazie mille… thank you! I was excited to find your blog. I don’t know much Italian but I always “plan” to begin studying it. I’ve been on tumblr for a long time but there isn’t the same interaction on there that I find is more user friendly on wordpress. What a great line… I will look that up… brilliant. I’ll go back over your archives – very intrigued by your writing so far.

  3. pdlyons says:

    all cats are cool. calicos and black are my favorites. nice shots. is the orange one called jack? – because he has one eye?

  4. champagne says:

    Thanks. I suspect he or she has a more Italian (or Latin) name, but cute.

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