Since its invention in 1839, photography has served as a medium for documenting, understanding and interpreting the world.
In my case, I’m trying to capture the metropolis as it stands now, considering that in the next fifty years, its face will be completely different. In my time I’ve seen the destruction of historic buildings and other structures that should have been restored and preserved for the upcoming generations.
During the last few days, and probably during the upcoming next week, I will continue posting snapshots of the area of Calle Peatonal in the Old Shell of Panama City. This place should be preserved due to its historic value. Many of the wooden houses in the area were built during the decades of the twenties, thirties, forties and fifties. Several of them have faded away mainly because of fires and intense urban development.
Before they go the way of the Dodo, I’m capturing them with my camera. Take a look at another view of Calle Peatonal (Pedestian Street) in the District of Santa Ana, Panama City, Panama.