Wednesday, July 14, 2010

We deliver

Sultan Suleiman Street is a main, usually congested, thoroughfare in east Jerusalem just outside the Old City wall; and it is the main street of Arab businesses.

The wide sidewalk between the city wall and Sultan Suleiman at times becomes a loading zone.
Big trucks, which cannot enter the narrow lanes of the Old City, off-load merchandise here.
It is then carried through the closest gate into the Old City.
"Carrying" can mean on a porter's back or head or on a small dolly.
But the normal means of transportation is this cart.
Note the tire on a chain. On a downhill, the driver steps on it and slows down.
I still remember my first year in Israel--donkeys were still in use inside the Old City.
No more.


Rob and Mandy said...

No more donkeys in the old town? Wow, really been away too long.

Eki said...

Hmmm ... somehow this sight looks familiar. This can be in Bandung for what it look like.

Adullamite said...

I have made so bold as to nick one of your pics for a post on my blog. I hope you don't mind me mentioning you?