Cat Napping on Carpets - Istanbul
My eyes were first drawn to the colorful carpets, bags and pillow covers of this outdoor shop near the Aya Sofya in Istanbul. The vibrant reds, the pale pinks, the earthy browns. Some rough, some soft. Then, I noticed the cat sleeping on a stack of small carpets. I got closer. Her eyes opened just enough to check me out and to say "leave me alone, cant you see I'm napping?" I took this one image. I think it is probably my favorite image from Istanbul. And it's a reminder to stop and look at the small things while you are traveling. It's easy to get overwhelmed by all the big sites. But, often it is the everyday moments that we remember the most.