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Old 08-04-2012, 05:12 PM   #102
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August 3, 2012 - After three days in which we barely had time to eat, we focused on the simple delights in life, like sleeping in and eating breakfast. After that, we headed into the old town called "casco historico".

The old Panama City clings to its rich history through countless grandiose buildings in various states of disrepair.



The old town is in full reconstruction mode in every nook and cranny. Below is a good idea of a "before" and "after" picture when it's all done.



The place very much feels like it could turn into the next Havana, with parts of the city wonderfully restored while other areas miss out on much needed repairs.



Some places, like this concert hall, have been meticulously maintained throughout the decades.






Graffiti is everywhere.



The new city, seen from "casco historico".



As always, there are more pictures in this slideshow. Tomorrow we'll head for the Panama Canal.
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