Shopping in Panama City’s Chinatown On A Sunday Morning

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

All pictures were shot with a Fujifilm X-30 mirrorless camera.  Kindly click images to enlarge and appreciate them better. Good Day.


6 thoughts on “Shopping in Panama City’s Chinatown On A Sunday Morning”

    1. Morning Barbara,

      That is what caught my attention: the blue bags many of them were carrying. It was very early in the morning. It would say it about 7:00 a.m. that Sunday morning.



  1. My favorite is the fourth photo. I like the man’s purposeful stride. It looks like he arrived with a plan, and carried it out. Isnt it true that even the most mundane details of life can make a wonderful photo?

    1. Hi Linda:

      He was also carrying large and apparently heavy bags.

      Yes, the most everyday things in life can make great pictures. As you kinow, I’m having a ball taking pictures in my home town of just about anything.

      Best Regards,


  2. Hola Omar,

    They are following the advice of a famous Chinese person:
    The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
    Lao Tzu

    I can’t remember ever seeing the shoppers taking a taxi regardless of how many bundles they were carrying. Very frugal and determined people with a serious work ethic.

    1. Hola Jim and Nena:

      The Chinese community is highly respected in this country. They played an important role in the construction of the Panama Railroad in 1855. That was the first great Chinese migratory wave of to the Isthmus.

      While Panamanians are enjoying the beach with their families, dancing or drinking beer, the Chinese people are busy attending their businesses. We could learn a lot from them.



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