For those of you who wanted to see the throng of people in the Old City streets. This shot was taken about 60 metres inside the Damascus Gate in the wall of the Old City. From the gate to this point is steep as the angle of the cyclist suggests. This first part is broad, about three times broader than the inner Old City streets. The shops on both sides are terraced, with matching terraced pavement. The part in the middle (where the cyclist came down) is just one long slide from the gate to this point.
The stacked cart that you see is the same type of cart, that you can see in the comments part of this picture. If you would look closely behind the front wheel of the bicycle and half on the grid, there is round black object. That object is the tyre of a scooter or moped, tied with a piece of cable to the cart. This tyre then served as the brake of the cart, which was manhandled by two men - one at the back and one in front. I watched in amazement as this cart and two men came down this steep road from the Gate. The two guys are constantly talking to each other. The man at the back, brakes the cart, by standing with one foot on the little tyre, pushbike style. When the guy at front gave an awkward shout, the man at the back jumped with both feet on the tyre, bringing the cart almost to a complete standstill. In the picture they are turning the cart, towards the street/tunnel/passage on the right.
The street coming down from the Damascus Gate, splits in two at this point. One to the right, where the cart is heading and the other to the left (just out of picture) where the man and woman came from.
You must have a great weekend. You see the sign for Izhiman's Coffee and Spices. I bought 1kg of ground Turkish coffee (with herbs) from him. I plan to brew myselfr at least two mugs over the weekend.