|Looking back downtown from the old city that is just now being restored.|
The number one topic in Panama City right now seems to be the traffic - they have a couple of major construction projects in the city - building new overpasses and a subway system - so traffic can be total gridlock during rush hour. So we walked a lot, actually faster then taking a cab on occasion.
|Panama is a modern city, full of skyscrapers. I've heard that many condo units are unoccupied, purchased by the very wealthy only for laundering money, not any clothes or other activities of actual inhabitants.|
|Interesting new Panamanian architecture.|
|Panama City Cathedral, interesting old architecture.|
|The newish seawall in Panama City. Reminded me a lot of the Toronto waterfront, although TO doesn't have so many cathedrals in its skyline.|
|Fun at the fish market.|
|Inky squid - 3 Balboas for a pound.|
|The outside of the fish market had a long row of shops selling mostly ceviche and sometimes fried fish.|
|Our overflowing cups of ceviche - $2.50 each. I had mixed and the Captain had shrimp. Always served with crackers.|
The powers that be are doing a pretty good job of preserving the old city style and architecture, even if it includes propping up the facade of the building while totally reconstructing the inside. This neighbourhood dates back to 1675 and in many ways resembles the Spanish architectural styles we saw in the old city of Cartegena, Colombia.
|Folks back then must not have eaten all their vegetables, (or maybe didn't have much to eat at all.)|
|The flat arch, which the Captain noticed right away and was oohing and aahing before we even found the information sign.|
|Extra historical details for you.|
|"Definetely not in Kansas anymore, Toto." The supercool F&F tower.|