Two Faces of Panama


I.  PANAMA OF YESTERYEAR

 

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R./Michael Moore
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R./Michael Moore
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R./Michael Moore
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

II.  PANAMA OF TODAY

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R./Michael Moore
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R./Michael Moore
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R./Michael Moore
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R./Michael Moore
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R./Michael Moore
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R./Michael Moore

4 thoughts on “Two Faces of Panama”

  1. Great photos all the way around. While I appreciate the significance of the progress represented by the “new”, I’d rather live in the “old”.😉

    The photo processing’s great, too. The HDR-like effect of a couple is especially effective with skyscrapers. I think my favorite is “Cafe Coca Cola”. What a great, lazy, vintage feel.

  2. Morning Linda:

    I guess we always lean towards the old romantic days of the past. Modernity is usually associated with fast, noise, stress and money.

    I’m a romantic of the past when things were sort of lazy and relaxed.

    Enjoy your weekend. It’s so nice and sunny outside.

    Omar.-

  3. Apparently upstairs from the “Cafe Coca Cola” you can get puentes and chapas although I doubt one person would want both.:-)
    That place is across the street from Santana Park, I think. Nena used to get fish for lunch near there when she lived in Panama City.
    The photo on East 7th Street looks very much like where Nena and her sister’s apartment was located. Usually the sidewalks would be filled with people going about their daily business or just visiting with their neighbors.

    Yep, I miss that Panama. Life sure seemed simpler then.

  4. Hello Jim and Nena:

    You are right, the Café Coca Cola is diagonal to Santa Ana Park in the Casco Viejo. It was a strategic place for politicians to meet and plan their political agendas.

    The place is lonely because it was a Sunday morning, and probably everybody was sleeping their hangovers after reveling until the wee hours of the morning. You know what people do during Saturday nights in this neck of the woods.

    I’m sure Nena is happy to see her familiar surroundings or “barrios” as we would say in Spanish.

    Take Care,

    Omar.-

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