dinsdag 21 augustus 2012

Panama Pastels

In het oude centrum van Panama - Casco Viejo - hebben we prachtige pastelfoto's kunnen maken. Overal waar je keek was men druk bezig met het renoveren van oude gebouwen, gevels en straten. Over een jaar of twee zal het wel klaar zijn; een reden om nog eens terug te gaan !

Casco Viejo is the historic district and cultural gem of Panama City. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, Casco Viejo was established around 1673 by the Spanish colonialists, the Catholic Church, and other settlers. Historically one of the richest and most densely populated neighborhoods in the Americas, Casco Viejo went on to experience decades of neglect around the 1950s. The streets are filled with buildings that served as homes, cathedrals and churches and government buildings over centuries and many architectural phases. Some of these structures have been painstakingly restored and now house museums, gourmet restaurants, quaint shops and upscale residences. Other buildings stand in disrepair or complete ruin and the homes of poor families juxtaposed next door with a remodeled, exclusive property offer a an excellent peek into the varied history that the district has experienced.

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