Before I went to the City of the World’s Desire, I learned that there were packs of friendly dogs that roamed the city at will. As a runner, I was a bit apprehensive. And when I was running there, I did run into some of these groups of dogs, none of which seemed to pay me the slightest attention. I’m told that in Istanbul, people don’t keep dogs as indoor pets, but they take care of certain dogs who live outside in public places. Like these two, sleeping peacefully in Galata Square as crowds pass by and drop, as seen here, a bit of cracker.