Spot the cats!

Reader Tim E. sent a “spot the cats” photo. I rate this one “pretty easy”, so if you’re a beginner start here.

I was in Rome last week taking a tour of the ancient ruins.  There was one I thought you would take a particular interest in, Largo di Torre Argentina.  As the tour guide was telling us it (it is very near where Caesar was assassinated) I noticed a number of cats lazing about in the ruins.  I snapped a quick picture thinking it would make a good “Spot the…” post. There are (at least) 5 in the picture.

The guide said that at one point there were more than 350 cats in the ruins.  In total I noticed about 10 once I started looking for them. Of course, most of them were just napping.

The answer is below the fold, but don’t look till you’ve seen at least five cats. Click the picture to enlarge it.

 

Here are the cats (circled). If you spot more, you’re better than I!

 

21 Comments

  1. Ken Kukec
    Posted February 23, 2018 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    At first glance, I thought we were in Escher-world.

  2. Michael Fisher
    Posted February 23, 2018 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    kitty

  3. Michael Fisher
    Posted February 23, 2018 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    And another
    ch1

  4. davidintoronto
    Posted February 23, 2018 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    FYI, neither picture is “clickable.” (Though, you can enlarge them somewhat if you edit the .jpg code in the url.)

  5. rickflick
    Posted February 23, 2018 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    It’s amazing how some of the cats seem to be evolving camouflage keeping us from finding them. They’ve adapted shapes and shades reflective of the antique stonework and tourist fencing. One resembles a squirrel hunched over tying her shoe. A few seem to have even developed a blocky, pixelated contour making them hard to discriminate from ordinary digital noise. Frustrating.

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted February 23, 2018 at 9:28 am | Permalink

      I think the squirrel has the Reebok Classic Leather Retro suede in Carbon, Blue & White. Very comfy. Ideal for touristing. No nut pockets though so she’ll regret her impulse purchase come the Autumn.

      • rickflick
        Posted February 23, 2018 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

        Damn! No acorn pockets?

        • Michael Fisher
          Posted February 23, 2018 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

          That’s right – she didn’t think ahead, but they do passport security pocket socks* now so there is a solution!

          * I ain’t kidding

          • rickflick
            Posted February 23, 2018 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

            ☹️

  6. Posted February 23, 2018 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    From the cat that is sat on its own on a plank, follow the stone shelf that goes to the left until you get to a distinctive pile of three white stones. Just below it there is a black block that could be another cat walking towards the first cat.

    Also follow the line of planks the cat is sitting on and you come to a wall going in the same direction. A bit further on it it makes a corner with another wall at right angles. There’s a black blob on top of it at the corner that might be a cat having a bath.

  7. Posted February 23, 2018 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    I also see…. Peeeeooplle.

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted February 23, 2018 at 10:50 am | Permalink

      How Haley Joel Osment of you.

  8. Mark R.
    Posted February 23, 2018 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Forget the cats, I see PIZZA!

  9. Posted February 24, 2018 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    Nicely and beautifully written blog

  10. Posted February 24, 2018 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    Nicely and beautifully written blog

  11. Posted February 24, 2018 at 5:36 am | Permalink

    Nicely and beautifully written blog but written it by heart.

  12. Eric
    Posted February 24, 2018 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    I found some cats….but how did you figure out all their names were Spot?


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