Casco Antiguo, Panama
Looking for historic material to write this blog, I found this really cool book (from 1911) with all the gossip about America`s Discovery, founding of the Old Panama City and its later destruction by pirate Henry Morgan, which led to the founding of Casco Viejo, our beloved neighborhood.
So, in celebration of Panama`s “roots” here are photos of the city that became one of the most important links during Europe`s conquest of the Americas!
A small poem found on page 23:
“Here the oceans twain have waited
All the ages to be maited, –
waited long, and waited vainly,
Though the script was written plainly;
This, the portal of the sea,
Opens for him who holds the key;
Here the empire of the earth
Waits in patience for its birth.”
James Jeffrey Roche
Happy Birthday Panama!