Monday, December 17, 2012

Old City garbage collection


See his eyes? 
The driver seems to be thinking, "Ya zalameh! Am I going to clear those hanging dresses?"
If you hear the garbage tractor coming, you had better squeeze over or duck into one of the bazaar shops.  Give him room!

There he goes, with the second worker sitting on top.
Jerusalem's Old City streets were not built for cars (let alone garbage trucks).
See also my post Old City vehicles.
(This quick view in the Muslim Quarter is linked to  Our World Tuesday.)


Gary said...

Wow, he's some driver. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Dianne said...

I like this capture Dina because it shows us everyday life in your city - where as you say the streets were not build for cars. I guess its a necessary function in any city - rubbish collection!

Spiderdama said...

This is very cool! I love to see them driving in this streets:-) Exotic, hehe

Hels said...

That is something I can honestly say I had never considered before - how the Old City emptied its rubbish :) I suppose the city had to worry about all sorts of modern infrastructure in an ancient site.

Anonymous said...

Nearly like over here. Most of the time they have megaphones and roam the streets of the city, searching for metal, glass or plastic.

Always a safe road ahead, and a good Tuesday.

crystal said...

The Old City looks so exotic :)

Kay said...

This reminds me when we were in a bus in Turkey going through a narrow street that wasn't built for tour buses. We all held our breath. People came out to give directions. When we were finally in the clear, we all gave a big ovation to the driver and cheered him. Your drivers must all be very talented, accomplished drivers.

VP said...

This is even more difficult than in Venice!

RuneE said...

Garbage collectors do an immensely important job, but I wouldn't like to be one just there :-)

Sara said...

It makes life an interesting challenge, those Old City Jerusalem streets!

JM said...

Those streets are so appealing!