Sunday, June 22, 2008

One Last Cat...for now


Fishawy's Cafe in Khan el Khalili is famous for its coffee, tea, waterpipes and interesting clientele. You can sit there 24 hours a day watching people come and go, fending off sellers of bogus Rolexes, bogus designer sunglasses, real bead necklaces, and Sudanese women who will do intricate henna tatoos on hands or legs as you sit. A visit to Khan el Khalili without a cup of tea at Fishawy's is simply incomplete. As we were enjoying a glass of lemon tea, a young man came in, sat at a nearby table and ordered lunch. Within seconds of a plate of kofta, bread and salad being served, a tabby cat presented herself before him and fixed him with a green eye in hopes of a handout.

6 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I do visit and I do comment and I was here. I did look at your picture(s) and I did read what you wrote about them. I could say how great you are and how beautiful your work is but alas I would soon run out of things to say on the next blog I visited, so I just left this to prove I stopped and said a few words on Sunday.

My Rheumatoid Arthritis hurts so I am using the same message for all.

Afyonkarahisar said...

perfect shot, really stunning.

Dina said...

Fishawy's does sound and look like a fun place.
I always feel guilty eating a shwarma in front of a street cat.

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

Those street cats in Cairo wrote the book on guilt...

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

it's a curious sight ... those men seem to be enjoying their time; and that cat too ...

Greetings from Bandung.

crittoria said...

Great story and photo - I hope he shared with her! I know that I couldn't resist a begging kitty...