Panama Viejo

I am jumping around with days now. I really went to Panama Viejo (Old Panama) on my last full day in Panama. There is a bit of a story behind the images. Panama Viejo is closed on Mondays as I was to discover. However, its located in the middle of a residential neighborhood and the guy whose property borders it just happens to have a hole in his fence. For $5 you can use said hole and and go about your tourist visit. Sure the museum isn’t open but you more-or-less have the entire area to yourself. There was maybe only 10 other people there with me so I could shoot without people walking into my shots.

Speaking of the shots, Used both my Olympus bodies the EM1 and the EM5. I also used my 14-28mm lens with a 110 degree view.  So some of these shots are wider than normal. I also figured that I would make these black and white. The day was mostly overcast with rain. The ruins themselves aren’t colorful so I figured I rather go for tones and textures to tell the story, not muted colors of standard ruins. I think it makes it more interesting. So enjoy.

Panama Viejo

Panama Viejo

Panama Viejo

Panama Viejo

Panama Viejo

Panama Viejo

Panama Viejo

Panama Viejo

Panama Viejo

Panama Viejo

Panama Viejo

Panama Viejo

4 thoughts on “Panama Viejo”

  1. Really nice shots. Still love how you got to see them. Did the ruins have any makers that told what the buildings were or it was just the ruins? Not a history buff so I am sure history tell us why these ruins are here. The large tree with the roots, if it is the same as in Florida, is called a Banyan tree. The roots all seem to be out of the ground. Seem to define all odds of growing but these trees are huge and very old. Will look for more Panama shots tomorrow.

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