365 Day Photo Challenge – Day 134

History speaks for itself in Casco Viejo, Panama.

Today was Mother’s Day, and I spent the day with some wonderful friends here in Panama – most of the mother’s as well. We began by going to an art exhibit in Vera Cruz, where I picked up some beautiful jewellery and hair accessories. Then we continued our journey by heading into Casco Viejo, Panama. This is the ‘old city’, which was established around 1673 by the Spanish colonialists. Being there felt like I was transported back in time, with the narrow little roads, and quaint little restaurants. The percentage of run-down buildings was much higher than I had expected. Although there was money coming into the area and buildings were slowly being restored, there is still much to do in order to bring this area up to what it used to be – a magnificent, historical masterpiece. The church in the photo below is having some work done on it, and I thought it was wonderful the way they had photographs as the barriers. We ended up spending almost three hours in a restaurant for a late lunch, so weren’t able to see nearly as much as I had hoped. So I plan to return soon for a grand walking/photography tour!

Restoration in progress.

About denisemacdonald

I am a Canadian entrepreneur who has been spending the majority of my time between Canada and Panama, Central America. Living oceanfront, I am an 'investment consultant', predominantly in the area of real estate in the beaches areas. Photography is my hobby. In April, 2014 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I will be sharing my journey here on these 'pages'. If you would like to learn more about "Triple Negative" breast cancer, please click onto http://www.tnbcfoundation.org/.
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2 Responses to 365 Day Photo Challenge – Day 134

  1. I loved this set of photos; that part of the city looks like a great place to visit.

  2. Thank you. It is a place that requires you return to see all the things you missed each time! Its age and history bring it beauty.

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