If the doors could talk – Casco Viejo, Panama

Casco Viejo, Panama is the most touristic place in Panama City.

If the doors could talk... Casco Viejo, Panama

If the doors could talk…

This archaic colonial building with its old doors and balconies attracted my view, and I couldn’t stop wondering: “what if the doors could talk – what story would they tell?“….
Once somebody’s home, I could easily assume that these doors have seen much better days. I liked the green wooden shades once beautiful. I also liked the balconies with wrought iron railings… and hey,  there was still a living plant growing on one of them 🙂
* Note the three different methods for securing the doors at the bottom… I’m wondering what they are hiding inside, and what the people who were once living here looked like…

Casco Viejo, Panama

Casco Viejo Panama (also called Casco Antiguo – Old Quarter in Spanish) is full of history and some of its doors, windows and walls are as old as 300 years – They all have some interesting stories to tell, which I hope will not disappear too soon.

  • Built on a peninsula, the district was founded in 1673 with the purpose of defending Panama City from pirates attacks
  • This historic district of Panama City, a gem of art and culture, has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

One of the buildings dating to the 17th century is the convent of Santo Domingo with it’s “Flat Arch” (Arco Chato) – today under restoration.

Convent of Santo Domingo ruins in Casco Viejo, Panama

Convent of Santo Domingo ruins in Casco Viejo, Panama

Arco Chato, Casco Viejo, Panama

Arco Chato

Santo Domingo Convent, Casco Viejo, Panama

Santo Domingo Convent

Arco Chato - Casco Viejo Panama

Arco Chato

I love to see and take photos of doors and windows, and this is what I did in Casco Viejo Panama too.

As I was walking on the streets of this old city looking left and right, I kept thinking the same thing – what if the doors could talk… In the streets of the old Panama City Panama Casco Viejo

… But there are people still living In some of these ancient deteriorated buildings with broken walls, waiting patiently for the day of restoration.

body { font-size: 0.9rem; line-height: 1.9; }More and more old buildings have been renovated into nice clean even luxurious apartment buildings and hotels. The process continues, without destroying the original character of the construction, and hopefully the history behind these antique walls will not completely disappear.

Renovated building in Casco ViejoSome of these pictures from Casco Viejo Panama are also available as fine art prints for wall and home decor. Click here to visit my Panama travel postcards collection at Zazzle

Published on WP: The Daily Post: Disappear

Published on WP: The Daily Post: Archaic

Published on WP: The Daily Post: Broken

Published on WP: Thursday Doors

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