Via Cartari is one of the few historic streets to retain its hexagonal paving stone. I lived just a block from this little street and saw it every time I walked to the Antica Focacceria San Francesco. This was the paper makers' street. A great neighborhood. Gotta tell you that the photographer had smelly garbage containers at his or her back. Sometimes the garbage doesn't get picked up, the containers overflow onto the street, loose and feral dogs and other mammals rip open the bags, it's a a smelly mess. A fancy hotel has its entrance in this street, I wonder what the guests think. Palermo is like that, right in your face no matter who you are.