Sunday, March 5, 2017

Casco Veijo Architecture


This was my favorite church in Casco Veijo. The old town and most interesting region of Panama City. Any stroll in Casco will be memorable. Especially if you're a photographer. Old and new, crumbling and revived, swanky and gritty all collide here. It's just so alive. New things are always happening here. We passed models on photo shoots and also witnessed the filming of what appeared to be a major commercial. But even with all the new, the past is always bubbling at the surface. You see it everywhere...


These weathered wooden statues really caught my eye. 


The statues peek out of all these nooks and crannies. 


Meanwhile, at another church, you can sit and bask in the glow of the Golden Alter. Read about the luminous majesty below...






Yet another church.


Aches abound in Casco Veijo. But this one has a story.











I stated in a previous Panama post that some crumbling courtyards, intriguing holes that are still waiting for a modern day spruce up, are now being utilized by food trucks. This one was some kind of cat sanctuary. There were lots of cats and just as many food bowls. Food trucks for cats I guess!

I hope you enjoyed this mini structural tour of old town. I'll be back visiting blogs next week. See you soon. 

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14 comments:

DJan said...

Oh, I loved it! Thank you, Sharon, for taking me along with you. :-)

A Colorful World said...

Oh Sharon these are stunning! I would have loved to see all this amazing architecture in person, and loved your photos! Loved reading about the golden altar (how do such tales get started? :-) ) and the flat arch. really wonderful! Hope you are doing well.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photo tour and such history abounds ~ love the cats too ~ thanks for the beautiful photo tour ~

Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

Photo Cache said...

The way you described the town and the sightings of friendly felines make this my kind of town.

Worth a Thousand Words

DUTA said...

I like arches too, regardless of the architecture overall style. The story of the flat arch and the two fires undergone by the Dominic church are both interesting and sad.

Pat Tillett said...

Fantastic photos Sharon!
I love seeing all this history in tact, and being taken care of. The detail in these buildings is amazing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful photography and a fascinating tour...thanks for leading it! Lucky kitties there

LisaS said...

Wonderful tour. Beautifully taken photos! Looks like someplace I would like to visit ;)

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Agree this is the most interesting part of Panama City. The modern area is nice but I prefer the Old City a hundred times. Love your pictures! They bring back good memories. #OurWorldTuesday

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

What a fascinating tour and amazing architecture. Great photos too

Les Fous du Cap said...

Le pigeon gardien de nos églises ;-)
Céline & Philippe

likeschocolate said...

Gorgeous stonework! Thanks for sharing!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, beautiful!! Love all the culture and history. A true photographer's paradise!

Stewart M said...

Great looking old buildings - I love the furry house-keepers.

Cheers - Stewart M - In Melbourne, but jet-lagged!