The 11 Best Images of the Panama Canal Centenario

I saw so many incredible images of the Panama Canal and its 100 year history of serving as the shortest route between Atlantic and Pacific, that I had to share the best ones! Check these out and click them for higher resolution.

Estrella Online canal cake

A gigantic cake in the shape of the Panama Canal locks, this was snapped by Estrella Online during the celebrations taking place near the Panama Canal.

Alfredo Jimenez Clement

A view of the U.S. development on the banks of the Panama Canal, this photo was shared by Alfredo Jimenez Clement.

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Containers stacked alongside the Panama Canal as seen from a helicopter. Alfredo Jimenez Clement.

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Photos from July 2014

January 2014 Photos of the Month

By James Bloomfield

January has been a really busy month for me, with a bunch of travel and work dominating my time. I went to Colon a couple of times, travelled to the Portobelo National Park (images to come), and walked around the city a bunch. I’m always keen to get strolling around more and my new work arrangements should allow me to do this a lot more easily – meaning more images here!

I decided to include some of my Costa Rica images in another post and keep the bulk of my January images here.

Check out the pictures below and let me know what you think!

Casco Viejo, Panama

A battered red door in Panama City’s old town, Casco Viejo.

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Visit to the Mercado Publico, San Felipe

By James Bloomfield

Ah, the Mercado.

Hub of working class Panamanian life (especially in the early morning), this is one of my favourite places to spend an hour or so. I pretty much divide my time between shopping for vegetables and necessary household items (coconut oil, I’m looking at you!), chatting to stall owners, and eating at the insanely good value central cafe.

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A typical interior stall at the Mercado Publico de San Felipe.

Inside, the mercado publico is divided into 4 or 5 main sections, each containing a separate type of food or product. Meat, vegetables, food stuffs like honey and coco rayado (shaved coconut), get their own sections, while a large food court dominates the center of the building. Continue reading

December Photos of Panama

A busy month for me with work, Ayudarte, and socializing – plus Christmas! This was my first ever Panamanian Christmas, which will appear in another blog soon. For now, enjoy the photos!

jungle in panama city

Obarrio, the business district of Panama City, still has outcrops of verdant green.

This is one of the times I realise that Panama is a city in flux, as there are still large swathes of brownfield site even in the most developed parts of the city. It’s beautiful, with all those trees and reclaimed concrete structures overgrown by ferns and grass.

Panama City Sunset

Sunset over Panama City, stretching from Costa del Este to Punta Pacifica.

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Street Photos November 2013

By James Bloomfield

urban gardening panama

Garden centre in San Francisco, Panama.

These photos were taken during a busy month for me. Helping to organize an art show, working with children in Colon for a few days, as well as a bunch of more corporate stuff, kept me on my toes. I decided to upload the photos I had taken in this period of time, as it was simpler than ever thanks to a new smartphone. I’m impressed at how well these turned out considering the tiny format. The one major thing I found to be perfect for using a smartphone was its discrete nature – no one is turning around at the monstrous gun barrel that the modern DSLR can represent.

Sign in Coco del Mar, Panama

Plants are from God, take care of them.

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Gas tank and crates at the back of Restaurante Jimmy’s

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