A Tribute to Albert Einstein at Via Argentina


“Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value.”—Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

On Via Argentina you will find two parks:  a tiny one and a big one.  The tiny one is dedicated to the memory of Albert Einstein, one of the most wonderful individuals of the Twentieth Century.  Some experts say, he was so intelligent that he was able to read God’s mind.

The Albert Einstein’s statue is very well known in Panama, so I decided to include it in my series about Via Argentina.  Below are several pictures I shot of Mr. Einstein during my recent visit to this tourist hot spot.  Here we go.

Picture of the small park dedicated to the memory of Albert Einstein in Panama City, Panama.  (Credit:  Omar Upegui R.)
Picture of the small park dedicated to the memory of Albert Einstein in Panama City, Panama. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
Originally this medium sized head of Einstein was gray, the color or cement, but it was later painted white.  Due to sun and rain, the white paint is peeling off hampering the beauty of the sculpture.  (Credit:  Omar Upegui R.)
Originally this medium-sized head of Einstein was gray, the color of cement, but it was later painted white. Due to action of the sun and rain, the white paint is peeling off hampering the beauty of the sculpture. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
A closer view of the statue of Albert Einstein.  The similarity to the real person is striking, specially his fallen eyes.  (Credit:  Omar Upegui R.)
A closer view of the statue of Albert Einstein. The similarity to the real person is striking, specially his fallen eyelids. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
Take a deep dive into Albert Einsteins face to understand his character.  (Credit:  Omar Upegui R.)
Take a deep dive into Albert Einstein's face in an effort to understand his character. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
A close up view of Albert Einsteins unmistakable eyes.  (Credit:  Omar Upegui R.)
A close up view of Albert Einstein's unmistakable eyes. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
A side view of Albert Einsteins face.  His eyes are so detailed, they seem to notice me while I took the shot.  (Credit:  Omar Upegui R.)
A side view of Albert Einstein's face. His eyes are so detailed, they seem to notice me while I took the shot. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
Notice how the white paint is peeling off in some sections of the sculpture.  (Credit:  Omar Upegui R.)
Notice that the white paint is peeling off in some sections of the sculpture. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)

This is the end of the tour to Albert Einstein’s small park.  Tomorrow we shall view another part of Via Argentina.  Don’t go away.  Good Day!

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6 thoughts on “A Tribute to Albert Einstein at Via Argentina”

  1. Did you eat at that restaurant across the street behind the statue? They serve some pretty good Italian food there. I’ve had some wonderful fettuccine with fruitti de mare, as good as I’ve had anywhere in my travels. I always make it a point to have at least one meal there when I’m in Panama City and the owner is a very friendly Panamanian who lived and worked in New York City for several years.

  2. Hi Oldsalt1942:

    Nope, in fact I didn’t even noticed there was a restaurant there. I thought it was a bar because of the “Happy Hour” sign outside.

    Now that you mention it, will give it a try. Maybe next time you’re in Panama City, we could go together.

    Best Regards,

    Omar.-

  3. I would enjoy getting to spend some time with you, Omar, the next time I’m in Panama City. The only thing that’s keeping me here in the States is trying to sell a boat I own, and in the current economy that isn’t easy. I’ve had it on Craig’s List, eBay and Boat Trader for the last couple of months. Lots of people have called and written about it and then are no-shows. But when it finally sells I am out of here and down there. I’ll let you know.

    Richard

  4. Hi Richard:

    Well, what do you know. All along, I thought you lived in Panama. You write as if you’ve lived here for quite a while.

    Yep, it’s getting pretty rough in the States with the prolonged recession. Good luck in selling your boat.

    Regards,

    Omar.-

  5. Thank you for posting these pictures! I lived next to the Einstein head from 1966-1977. My brother and I used climb up on top of his head while we waited for the school bus. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

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