Monthly Archives: September 2014

Mini Football at Calle 12

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Friday night in Casco: everyone having a good time. At 12th Street, the neighbors organized a mini football league for their kids. I tried to snap some photos, ended up borrowing a neighbors balcony to take a shot from the top. Those kids were hysterical, so little and so committed.  So absolutely cute. At the end they were feeling like total pros with the cheer of their families. And they were!

Panama of Yesteryear Video- Casco Viejo

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Eldredge Muybridge was a photographer that visited Panama around 1886 (aprox). He took amazing photos of what “Panama” was like back then (now only Casco Viejo), an incredible testimony of the country`s humble beginnings. This video shows before and afters, a great moment to reflect on the advantages of modernity and the place that history could or should have in our lives or in our cities. Buildings are physical witnesses of ourselves, and not because we were, we are, or we`ll be. And yet, it is so fantastic to have those roots standing alive, vibrant … Continue reading

New! Enjoy Shop Boutique Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo I noticed movement inside Los Del Patio and I`m glad I went in. New stores have opened! Here is Enjoy Shop, a boutique that is run by the owner who is also a fashion designer. Her brand is MoMIX, and she gets inspiration from the fabric wore by the Guna indians, and makes them into modern shirts, skirts and dresses. She also does jewelry with bottle caps and has a bit of a collection from other designers as well. Phone: 6378-0866   They also has a Facebook page: Enjoy Shop and MoMIX

Dressing Casco Viejo Style

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo A few months ago I challenged myself to wear at work “made or bought in Casco Viejo”.  I am no fashion designer and very far from setting any trend anywhere. But I thought it would be fun, a “visual proof” of how Casco is growing to accommodate retail in a meaningful way. Designers here have taken stuff I took them (upcycling shirts, fabrics) and done very cute things out of it. There is talent, and I`m excited about updating my closet where every piece “matters”. Mamitas: Shirt bought at Gisela Sanchez store located at 6th … Continue reading

Beauty services in Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo, Panama Little by little, small beauty salons are opening doors in Casco Viejo. Yesterday I decided to make a brief list of both local and high end services. Dorina Szabo: She has been a neighbor for some years now. Here is her Facebook Page. English speaking and knowledgeable, she attends at Montefiori (next to American Trade, on top of the Bistro restaurant).  She does fashion shootings, movies, special events, weddings and hair cuts (specially if you are thinking on changing your look).  She saved our lives when we needed to dress up to a 20`s themed party, we … Continue reading

AVACA and Pro Mar Beach Cleaning

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Last Sunday, Pro Mar , a local ngo that focuses on the oceans, helped organize a big beach and river cleanup in Panama City. Thousands of people went out to sites like Panama Viejo and Costa del Este. In Casco Viejo, we had our petite version with members of AVACA, cleaning up Santo Domingo Beach. Here are the results!  

In the Golden Light

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Walking early the other day, I was lucky enough to have my camera. Amazing!

Musical Sunday, Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo A classic Casco Viejo Sunday: walk my dog early around 7 ish, and down the street two neighbors singing and dancing.  They were so funny improvising I had to take a video and upload it to Facebook. But then, in the afternoon, a friend called me “hey! concert in Plaza Catedral,!”. So I run there and a group of students from La Chorrera had their band playing. After, the SPI band followed with tons of salsa, and the whole plaza became a dancing floor. The kids were fantastic, their spirit got contagious, everyone started dancing … Continue reading