After the Rain

It’s the rainy season again.  This is the time of the year we call “winter”.  Some people find the rain annoying.  I personally enjoy it.  Here you can appreciate the beauty of Plaza Herrera after a hard afternoon rain.

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available in the different parks and plazas of the Casco Viejo.   A tourist takes advantage of the free connection as he comfortably relaxes in Plaza Bolivar next to a monument erected in the honor of Simón Bolívar, the Venezuelan general known as the “Liberator of Latin America”.


Siesta Time

It seems like every time I go to the park I run across someone stretched out on one of the benches taking a nap.  One of the workers repairing the road in front of the park laid done his shovel, walked over to the closest bench, took his hard hat off, laid down and drifted off into la-la land.  I guess that explains why the roads here in Panama are in such bad shape. Sweet dreams are made of this…

Festival Abierto

Festival Abierto is a activity that is held every year in Parque Omar.  It was created to promote awareness of our fragile environment and how we have an impact on our surroundings. We all have the power to initiate actions that can generate great changes in our society. Many local and international artists worked to create different art pieces to promote cultural awareness.  Here are just a few samples.

San Lorenzo

The fort of San Lorenzo in the province of Colon was built in the late 16th century by the Spanish.  It is located at the northwestern entrance to the Panama Canal. If you are a history buff this is definitely a place you should put on your “to do” list while you are visiting Panama.  If you are not into history, visit it anyway because the view will take your breath away.

 

 

Bagpipes in Panama?

This is a first for me! I was taking a leisurely stroll along the Cinta Costera when I came across this young bagpipe player elegantly dressed in his kilt.  From the look on the face of the passerbys, I was not the only one who was taken by surprise. 

The Joy of Christmas

The Joy of Christmas is most easily seen on  children’s faces as they contemplate the twinkling lights, the brightly wrapped presents under the tree, and participate in holiday festivities.  Hopefully, we all can reconnect with our inner child this Christmas and once again see through innocent eyes the beauty of the holiday season. 

Christmas in the Park

Parque Omar is bedecked in Christmas lights for the holiday season.  Christmas carols float through the air as children of all ages enjoy the Christmas spirit.  If you are looking for a nice way to spend the evening, visit Parque Omar for a family night out.

Wilbur…

“How many people keep pigs as pets?”  This was the question that came to my mind when I came across this interesting scene.  The name Wilbur immediately came to mind and snatches of the novel “Charlotte’s Web” came creeping into my head.  “I wonder how much money it takes to feed a pig that size?”, was my next question.  Judging by the girth of this little piggy, I would say more than I am willing to spend.  

Sunrise

Today I had the good fortune of catching this beautiful sunrise with my camera this morning.  I have included a close up and a shot taken from a distance. A spectacular way to start the day!