A view of Panama City

It's been a while since I shared a photo from Panama City, Panama!

I was cruising through my library and saw a couple of folders from my two Panama trips, and thought I would get in there and process a little something for ya!  So, here it is.  This is a partial view of the skyline from their old town area known as Casco Viejo.

I really find Panama City, Panama to be an interesting place.  On the one hand you have Casco Viejo, which is their historic city center full of Spanish colonial architecture and some absolute poverty, and then just across the water (or around the edge of it, if you walk like I did) you have the gleaming, shiny new face of Panama City.  There are so many skyscrapers that seem to just grow overnight.  It's pretty impressive, actually.

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But there is such a difference in these two sides of Panama.  One is glitzy, tall, shiny and full of wealth (or so it seems), while the other is covered in stucco or plaster, about 2 stories high at the most, old but historic, and frankly very poor.  It's almost hard to wrap your head around these differences.  They are polar opposites but live as neighbors.  Honestly, I bet it is hard for the older generation there to see the "new" Panama and wonder if it really is an improvement.

Either way, as a photographer and/or tourist, I recommend you see both and experience them for yourself.   I think you will find it as interesting as I do.