I recorded the following images in Panama City 's Casco
Viejo district in the spring of 2006 during my Central America travels of the
Restored steeple in Casco Viejo.
Original buildings next to restored ones
in the Casco Viejo section of Panama City.
Church in Panama City.
Birds having a good time near the coastal
part of Casco Viejo in Panama City.
The outskirts of this part of town. Much
of it is being restored at a rapid pace. There will come a day when Casco Viejo
is 100% newly restored and it will look as it did in colonial times. I like it
The Casco Viejo lays at the south western tip of Panama City and jets out into the sea on three sides. It was once called Las Siete Calles-
the seven streets - because it was originally made up of only seven parallel streets that had narrow alleys connecting them. The city has
since grown and it now stretches far away to the southwest.
Ruins of Casco Viejo in Panama City.
The skyline of the new city over the bay.
Panama is by far the nicest capital city in Central America.
Old buildings in Casco Antiguo.
Inside of a home in Casco Viejo. This area
is rapidly being cleaned up and I do not think that such scenes as this will be
present in ten years. It seems as if the Panamanian authorities realized that
they could make money off of the old, dilapidated part of town that stuck out
like a peer into the sea.