For the past week, I’ve been at the International Congress for the History of Science and Technology, held at the Praia Vermelha (“red beach”) campus of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There are a lot of cats on the campus. I don’t know their background; they seem to be strays, but are well fed and cared for. I’ve been taking pictures of them for days; here’s a selection.
The cats liked to sleep around parked cars. They followed the sun.
They seemed completely uninterested in people.
But people were interested in them.
There was a shelter set up, with food and water.
And newspaper-lined boxes because cats like boxes. They were under the care of an organization for stray animals.
The university did not seem particularly happy about their presence.
But this one-eyed ginger boy seemed supremely unconcerned.