A Children’s Dreamland at El Bosque


Yesterday, I penned a post about a curious man who has dedicated more than ten years of his life, building one of the best miniature nativity scenes in Panama.  His name is Francisco Bustamante and he lives at Residencial El Bosque in Panama City, Panama.  Not to be confused with Panama City, Florida.  

This year he decided it was time to open an exclusive exhibition for children.  He convinced his wife to vacate one of  the bedrooms of the house and transform it into a fantasy dreamland for kids.  This room includes the most mesmering exhibition of childrens games.  

It has boats floating in blue waters, figures skiing down powder-snow slopes, flocks for birds flying, dancing pairs inside richly decorated homes, figures skating around a skating rink and hundreds of other activities for children.  Everything is lighted and everything is in constant motion. 

I was surprised when Mr. Bustamante’s nephew turned the lights off and stopped the motion of the figures with a remote control.  Then he turned them on again with just pressing a single button.  Wow!

Below are several photographs of a bedroom turned into a dreamland for children of all ages.  🙂  Enjoy.

Children engaged in several snow-related activities.  Notice the large snowman above.
Children engaged in several snow-related activities. Notice the large snowman above.
A birds eye view of the childrens playground.  Notice the boats floating at the bottom of the photograph.
A bird's eye view of the children's playground. Notice the boats floating at the bottom of the photograph.
Scene of the childrens playground with snow covered trees and people strolling on the street.
Scene of the children's playground with snow covered trees and people strolling on the street.
A railroad station with people waiting for the train to stop.  Notice the tracks surrounding the city.
A railroad station with people waiting for the train to stop. Notice the tracks surrounding the city.

If you live in Panama City and have kids, please, please take them to see Mr. Bustamante’s nativity scene and this spectacular dreamland for children.  They will remember it for the rest of their lives.  Good Day.

3 thoughts on “A Children’s Dreamland at El Bosque”

  1. Hi Abe:

    Yeah, it surely must have cost a fortune accumulated over the ten years.

    He starts to build the nativity scene and the children’s playground in September to have it ready in December.

    I understand five persons work full time in this creative activity from September through December.

    Regards,

    Omar.-

  2. Hola conozco al señor Francisco y en verdad es un nacimiento digno de ver; pero hay algo por lo que me siento orgulloso y es porque mi hermano Roberto es quien le hace todo lo que tiene que ver con el Belen, casas castillos, pozos etc, etc,. Soy Ricardo y esta precioso todo gracias; rwrightgonzalez@yahoo.com

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