In this photo, the life of Cairenes (people of Cairo) can be seen - this road was located close to the Bab Zuweila

In this photo, the life of Cairenes (people of Cairo) can be seen - this road was located close to the Bab Zuweila

At this point, I was almost close to my starting point at the south of the Great Street of Cairo

At this point, I was almost close to my starting point at the south of the Great Street of Cairo

A car parked next to the Bab Zuweila, this door is located in the south of the al-Muizz Street

A car parked next to the Bab Zuweila, this door is located in the south of the al-Muizz Street

Dome of the Mosque of Sultan al-Muayyad is seen here from the Bab Zuweila - this Mamluk mosque was built in 1415

Dome of the Mosque of Sultan al-Muayyad is seen here from the Bab Zuweila - this Mamluk mosque was built in 1415

Exterior of the Sabil of Muhammad Ali Pasha and a wooden balcony next to it

Exterior of the Sabil of Muhammad Ali Pasha and a wooden balcony next to it

This sebil was built by Muhammad Ali Pasha in the memory of his beloved son Tusun (died in 1816) in 1820

This sebil was built by Muhammad Ali Pasha in the memory of his beloved son Tusun (died in 1816) in 1820

This type of windows were common in the past - they would allow fresh breeze inside the building without compromising the privacy

This type of windows were common in the past - they would allow fresh breeze inside the building without compromising the privacy

A beautiful wooden door decorated by the artisans

A beautiful wooden door decorated by the artisans

An entrance portico of a mosque on the al-Muizz Street

An entrance portico of a mosque on the al-Muizz Street

A minaret of the Fakahani Mosque can be seen in the background - this mosque was constructed by the Fatimid Sultan El Zahir

A minaret of the Fakahani Mosque can be seen in the background - this mosque was constructed by the Fatimid Sultan El Zahir

Exterior of the Sultan Al-Ghuri Complex - it consists of a Khanqah, Mausoleum, Sabil-Kuttab, Mosque and Madrasa

Exterior of the Sultan Al-Ghuri Complex - it consists of a Khanqah, Mausoleum, Sabil-Kuttab, Mosque and Madrasa

The Sultan Al-Ghuri Complex was built between 1503-1505

The Sultan Al-Ghuri Complex was built between 1503-1505

One side of the Sultan Al-Ghuri Complex - this part of the al-Muizz Street is a true reflection (apart from busy al-Azhar Street) of the medieval Cairo

One side of the Sultan Al-Ghuri Complex - this part of the al-Muizz Street is a true reflection (apart from busy al-Azhar Street) of the medieval Cairo

In the foreground, the wall of the complex can be seen which is adjacent to the Al-Azhar Street which splits the al-Muizz Street in the southern and northern sections

In the foreground, the wall of the complex can be seen which is adjacent to the Al-Azhar Street which splits the al-Muizz Street in the southern and northern sections

High wooden roof of the Madrassa of Sultan Al-Ghuri - few street sellers have set up their stalls next to the monument

High wooden roof of the Madrassa of Sultan Al-Ghuri - few street sellers have set up their stalls next to the monument

It was little bit too early in the morning and it seems local were not ready for their daily routine yet

It was little bit too early in the morning and it seems local were not ready for their daily routine yet

Another view of the al-Muizz Street, located to the south of al-Azhar Street

Another view of the al-Muizz Street, located to the south of al-Azhar Street

Here two mosques are seen through a window - the Great Mosque of al-Azhar is to the left, while  Mosque of Abu Dhahab is to the right with a larger dome

Here two mosques are seen through a window - the Great Mosque of al-Azhar is to the left, while Mosque of Abu Dhahab is to the right with a larger dome

The Mosque of Abu Dhahab was built by the Amir Mohamed Beh Abu El Dahab (an Ottoman leader in Egypt) in 1774

The Mosque of Abu Dhahab was built by the Amir Mohamed Beh Abu El Dahab (an Ottoman leader in Egypt) in 1774

Facade of the Employees Affairs Administration  - this building is located opposite of the al-Azhar Mosque

Facade of the Employees Affairs Administration - this building is located opposite of the al-Azhar Mosque

A close view of the admin building which is also responsible for the publishing of many books

A close view of the admin building which is also responsible for the publishing of many books

By the look of the things, this build was full of debris and it didnt seem to be in use

By the look of the things, this build was full of debris and it didnt seem to be in use

A modern looking building with the traditional wooden windows was located on the opposite side of the al-Azhar Street

A modern looking building with the traditional wooden windows was located on the opposite side of the al-Azhar Street

This tunnel like passage goes under the al-Azhar Street in order to access the al-Muizz Street

This tunnel like passage goes under the al-Azhar Street in order to access the al-Muizz Street

The northern section of the al-Muizz Street - this street is almost one kilometer in length

The northern section of the al-Muizz Street - this street is almost one kilometer in length

This plaque shows that the tomb of Al-Salih Najm Al-Deen Ayyub ic located here

This plaque shows that the tomb of Al-Salih Najm Al-Deen Ayyub ic located here

A window of the complex - the Madrasa and hospital of Al-Salih Najm Al-Deen Ayyub was built beside his mausoleum

A window of the complex - the Madrasa and hospital of Al-Salih Najm Al-Deen Ayyub was built beside his mausoleum

Entrance of the al-Salih madrassa, hospital and mausoleum - it was built by Al-Salih’s wife Shajar Al-Durr in 1250

Entrance of the al-Salih madrassa, hospital and mausoleum - it was built by Al-Salih’s wife Shajar Al-Durr in 1250

Details of the upper part of the entry door

Details of the upper part of the entry door

One thing which I noted in particular was that section of the street was well maintained as compared to the southern one

One thing which I noted in particular was that section of the street was well maintained as compared to the southern one

Entrance of the Al-Malik al-Kamil Madrassa, Al-Malik al-Kamil was the nephew of Saladin

Entrance of the Al-Malik al-Kamil Madrassa, Al-Malik al-Kamil was the nephew of Saladin

A sign at the entrance of the Inal Hammam, which was built in 1456

A sign at the entrance of the Inal Hammam, which was built in 1456

The Sebil and Kuttab (school) of Abd al-Rahman Katkhuda was built by Abd al-Rahman Katkhuda in 1744

The Sebil and Kuttab (school) of Abd al-Rahman Katkhuda was built by Abd al-Rahman Katkhuda in 1744

Upper section of the sebil (water fountain) - this sebil was built to provide free water for the locals

Upper section of the sebil (water fountain) - this sebil was built to provide free water for the locals

Lower part of the sebil - this sebil was built in a way (free standing) so it could offer good view of the al-Muizz Street

Lower part of the sebil - this sebil was built in a way (free standing) so it could offer good view of the al-Muizz Street

A shop selling religious decoration pieces - the large one at the front normally go at the top of a minaret or dome of a mosque

A shop selling religious decoration pieces - the large one at the front normally go at the top of a minaret or dome of a mosque

Shops inside the al-Muizz Street - now a days, this street is free of traffic between 8am to 11pm

Shops inside the al-Muizz Street - now a days, this street is free of traffic between 8am to 11pm

A woman selling posters of political leaders and other famous people

A woman selling posters of political leaders and other famous people

Front door of the al-Qamar Mosque - this mosque was built in 1125 by the 10th Fatimid Caliph Al-Amir bi’Ahkam Allah

Front door of the al-Qamar Mosque - this mosque was built in 1125 by the 10th Fatimid Caliph Al-Amir bi’Ahkam Allah

Decorative details above the entrance - originally, this mosque was built above the shops but now they are buried underneath due to the rising ground level

Decorative details above the entrance - originally, this mosque was built above the shops but now they are buried underneath due to the rising ground level

An apartment building with the wooden balconies beside the al-Muizz Street

An apartment building with the wooden balconies beside the al-Muizz Street

Locals in one of the side streets - the girl in red head scarf was struck with fear when talking to the guy

Locals in one of the side streets - the girl in red head scarf was struck with fear when talking to the guy

Daily life of the egyptians in Cairo - a woman selling bread on footpath, two boys going to school, a young girl walking with a skirt, another woman with a mobile phone in her hand

Daily life of the egyptians in Cairo - a woman selling bread on footpath, two boys going to school, a young girl walking with a skirt, another woman with a mobile phone in her hand

Wooden decorations outside a relatively new building

Wooden decorations outside a relatively new building

This famous street of Cairo was the heart and soul of the Fatimid Egypt

This famous street of Cairo was the heart and soul of the Fatimid Egypt

A seller is selling lemons and Syzygium cumini (Jamun) on the street

A seller is selling lemons and Syzygium cumini (Jamun) on the street

Here comes the Bab al-Futuh (the Conquest Gate) - this gate is located at the other end of the al-Muizz Street

Here comes the Bab al-Futuh (the Conquest Gate) - this gate is located at the other end of the al-Muizz Street