The Secret Street Cats of Troyes

Loyal readers may remember a post of mine from three weeks ago, when I shared my enthusiasm for half-timbered Troyes. It was impressive that so many houses were still, despite lurching at improbable angles in some cases, in excellent repair and condition.

Not all though. One of our walks, back from an early evening drink found us wandering down a narrow old street which wasn’t in good nick. It gave us the opportunity to study old building techniques: wattle and daub, and wooden nails.

But that wasn’t all. This street was filled with one obvious piece of street art – the header photo – then many others, mainly cats, which had to be hunted for by looking up, down, and all along.

Even that wasn’t all. An elderly dog walker, noticing our interest, urged us to nip back along to the square we’d just left and look at the wall to the side of the underground car park. So we did.

An early evening well-spent, I’d say.

For Natalie’s Photographing Public Art Challenge.

And Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.

Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

59 thoughts on “The Secret Street Cats of Troyes”

  1. What a find, Margaret! I’m tasked with feeding the cat next door while her mistress competes in the London marathon. I’d much rather be here, even though I’ve sliced my finger on the tuna can! Happy weekend to you!

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    1. And to you too. Nurse that wound, and relish the fact that you’re probably not stuck under a several-days-long raincloud. As we are.


      1. Oh, Lord! 🙄🦋 I won’t mention our blue skies. On our way up country to a walk above the Guadiana, led by himself 🤣. Mae Sobrana tomorrow. It’s all go! ❤️

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  2. Dear Margaret
    WOW, that’s fascinating. Great pictures 👍
    As we live in a big bird sanctuary we hardly have any cats here.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  3. Wonderful. We have an artist in a nearby town that does this sort of thing, but with chalk. When it rains it all washes away. I love these cats, I thought some of them were real!

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  4. Did I need another reason to visit Troyes? Of course not, but I’m very happy to hear of these whimsical works just the same. A must see for a cat lover!

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