Gentrification of Casco Antiguo

This photograph shows what most of Casco Antiguo looked like when I first arrived here more than thirty years ago.  Since my arrival this area has undergone a  major metamorphosis and has turned into a beautiful neighborhood of renovated houses, small shops, art galleries, and restaurants.  Although there is still a lot of work to be done in this sector, it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations here in Panama.

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