Central Avenue at its best

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Central Avenue is a natural. A wide avenue with spacious sidewalks and tons of activity. People buzzing from side to side all the time.  Occasionally, art groups have used it for small performances. However, this past weekend, in an event organized by Via Plural, almost 300 artist flooded what used to be Panama´s main artery. Poetry, theater, acoustic music, street dancing and art, even capoeira.  The easy access and parking along with the fact that is the only fully pedestrian street in Panama (not to mention steps away from San Felipe), made it absolutely perfect for such a high volume, high foot traffic event.  Rivers of people flowed back and forth, smiles everywhere. The same inside San Felipe might have resulted in chaos, but at Central Avenue the experience was simply perfect.

Here are some ph0tos, enjoy!

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