A digital image from an aged slide circa 1985 shows the contrast of a boatman from Aberdeen against the skyscrapers of Hong Kong
Skyscrapers are some of the most visible signs of a nation’s progress and many cities are easily identified by their skylines. They provide an overwhelming sense of architectural accomplishment and national pride.
Panama City in Panama is no exception. It has been listed in the Top 25 cities as having the most skyscrapers in the world.
Panama City is full of paradoxes. With modern skyscrapers in well-developed areas one also sees crisscrossing electrical wires on poles.
Modern skyscrapers rise behind the ruins of old Panama City. Signs of the preserved ruins, some as early as 1519, are evident throughout the city.
A recent visit to Panama revealed an interesting country generally known for its canals. Will be posting images from Panama over the next few weeks.
The flag and colors of Panama were evident during our visit that coincided with Independence (from Colombia and Spain) celebrations.
Panama City, the capital of Panama, is a modern city with stunning skyscrapers forming an impressive skyline.
The Cloud Gate Sculpture, also known as the “bean,” is one of the highlights of Millennium Park. The Bean sculpture, designed by Anish Kapoor, is made of 168 highly polished stainless steel plates – giving the appearance of liquid mercury. The bean stands in contrast to the skyscrapers of Chicago.
In contrast to historic buildings on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, these modern skyscrapers reach for the sky in striking ways ….