Lifting the Veil of Panama’s Past


The recent visit to the Coastal Strip made it possible to take pictures of the romantic and nostalgic Casco Viejo from the vantage of the bay which was not possible before, unless you rented a boat and placed your camera from that vantage point.  With the new construction, taking pictures of the city is a breeze—no pun intended.

Below are several pictures of this charming place frozen in time.  Take a look.

The white building on your left hand side is the Presidential Palace, also known as el Palacio de las Garzas (Palace of the Cranes). Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
A view of Las Bóvedas in the Old Section of Panama City, with Ancón Hill in the background. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
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2 thoughts on “Lifting the Veil of Panama’s Past”

  1. My goodness — of all the things to come to mind while looking at your photos, I didn’t expect Samuel Taylor Coleridge!

    In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
    A stately pleasure-dome decree :
    Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
    Through caverns measureless to man
    Down to a sunless sea…

    The old city certainly is stately.

  2. Linda,

    I know how much this old city means to you. Thank you for your contribution of this lovely poem. Sadly, the sojourn to the Coastal Strip is slowly coming to an end.

    Regards,

    Omar.-

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