Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Buildings

As I showed you yesterday, Casco Viejo in Panamá ys the old part of town that is been brought back to life. Some of the most beautiful buildings {like in many Latin countries} are always the churches and goverment buildings.

Curches in colonial times, were the center of social life in countries predominantly catholic. For that reason, the buildings are impressive, ornate and located in front of a plaza where people gathered. There are many churches in Casco Viejo, some of them are still functioning today and others are being restored.

There are two that are a must see. One has an altar that is completely covered in gold, but unfortunately they don't keep it open unless there is a service for obvious reasons. And the other one is the one that is in ruins but is famous because of it's architecture and internal space that features a big semi-flat arch that expands almost the whole length of the building.

 Buildings that have been restored feature beautiful colors that highlight their architectural features. The thing that call out for you attention is the incedible contrast of renovated and weel taken care of buildings, against those that are deteriorated and in ruins.

This building intrigued me a lot and I could tell that major work is being done inside. It made me daydream about what fate has in store for it. I hope it is a nice hotel that brings a lot of life to the plaza located in front of it... I can even imagine what the interior design would be like!

Have a great day... I'm back to worj today!


  1. nice picture! i love to look at building!


  2. I like that church in ruins, it is so impressive. And I am glad to see these photos because my dream is to one day visit South America, I feel a special attraction for that part of world, maybe because it is Latin, maybe because I love tango and it was born in Argentina, maybe because I read Isabel Allende about Chile's discovery. Thanks for sharing :*

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  3. I'm always so intrigued by architecture. I have favorite buildings that when I point out to people they look confused wondering 'why'...I like churches, forts, store fronts...I could just get lost admiring architecture xoxox

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  4. Gorgeous photos! I am loving these posts!

  5. Love the architecture - I haven't seen buildings in this art form before, very interesting, it must have even better close up.

  6. Beautiful architecture! Loving these posts!

  7. the buildings are amazing. i really like the church.

  8. The architecture is stunning - it would have been so cool to see the altar!

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  9. The architecture is gorgeous!I wish I could go there and see it for myself!

  10. Amazing architecture...I really want to go there one day, such a beautiful place :)) xx