Archive for April 22nd, 2009
Below is a touching poem about Panama written by Bill Falls which I’m sure you will appreciate this Wednesday morning:
The Tradewinds of Panama
Down near the heart of the Tropics
Where the Trade Winds blow all day,
Where the Southern Cross is shining
And the flying fishes play;
Down where the days when ended
Sink fast to a peaceful death,
Where the gorgeous, glowing sunsets
Are as short as a baby’s breath;
Down where the palms are waving
And thermometers always climb,
Is the land of the missing twilights,
In North Latitude, almost nine.
I told you it was nice. Good Day.
If you have a passion for classical music and theater, than visiting the old Teatro Nacional at Casco Viejo is a must. It is the only theater of its kind in Panama City.
This building dates back to the early days of the republic. In 1904 the new Republic of Panama ordered the construction of the Teatro Nacional. The Italian architect Genaro Ruggieri was screened out to design the blueprints of the new entertainment center, as well as the Government Palace. Its grand opening was on October 1, 1908, coinciding with the inauguration of Don José Domingo de Obaldía’s Administration. The Teatro Nacional is the second oldest theater in Central America.
The theater has a capacity to comfortably accommodate 853 persons, distributed in an amphitheater, auditorium, two floors of balconies and a gallery. It also has a foyer, a bar and terrace, as well as a backstage and deposits.
This structure has an Italian operetta theater architecture style. A spacious lobby welcomes visitors and provides access to the different areas of the building. The stage has been improved to fit the dimensions of a modern orchestra and the auditorium and amphitheater are provided with comfortable armchairs and an unbeatable view of the stage.
During my recent journey to Casco Viejo, I obviously took a couple of pictures of this historic and artistic building. This is how the Teatro Nacional looked like that Sunday morning. Here we go.
If you happen to be in this neck of the woods, give youself a break and assist to a concert at the Teatro Nacional. It’s like traveling to romantic Rome at the turn of the century. Good Day.
In an effort to keep its popular Web browser as stable and secure as possible, yesterday Mozilla updated Firefox to version 3.0.9. This latest patch fixes 12 security vulnerabilities, four of which it rated as critical.
“Mozilla developers identified and fixed several stability bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code.”
Updates for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux are available at the Mozilla site (downloads in all languages are available here). Firefox 3 users will receive an update notification within 48 hours, or they can download the update manually by selecting “Check for Updates” from the Help menu.
It is recommended that you upgrade your browser as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary risks. Good Day.