Last night, the French community in Panama gathered at Casco Viejo, around the historic “Plaza Francia” (or French Plaza) to celebrate La Bastille Day. Plaza Francia is one of Casco Viejo`s best known icons, built in honor of the French who initiated the construction of the Panama Canal. Today, Casco Viejo is home to a growing number of French neighbors, from the regional director to Channel, to developers and journalists.
Fireworks closed the evening. People strolled by Las Bovedas, enjoying the tropical breeze and peaceful marine landscape. This morning, when we went for our walk, sunlight was bathing the “rooster” monument and the flags made for beautiful photos!