If the doors could talk – Casco Viejo, Panama
Casco Viejo, Panama is the most touristic place in Panama City.
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.
I love to see and take photos of doors and windows, and this is what I did in Casco Viejo Panama too.
… But there are people still living In some of these ancient deteriorated buildings with broken walls, waiting patiently for the day of restoration.
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.
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