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Old February 20th, 2007, 06:22 AM   #1
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Old February 20th, 2007, 07:35 AM   #2
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Panama City?
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Old February 20th, 2007, 08:29 AM   #3
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Panama City?
That question mark makes your false modesty rather transparent. You know damn well it's Panama City! (my exclamation point, on the other hand, does not reflect mock outrage. For the few of you visiting from another planet, it's "Casco Viejo" - the colonial quarter of Panama City.
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That question mark makes your false modesty rather transparent. You know damn well it's Panama City!
No, rather I am not very sure. I thought it is a former Spanish outpost in the region. In addition, the city looks quite developed--- most likely Panama, Chile or Costa Rica. For Southern Chile (Concepcion?) the vegetation seemed inappropriate. Obviously that is not Valdivia or Puerto Montt... and Puerto Varas has a famous cathedral.

And that left Panama and Costa Rica. Afterwards I would guess Philippines, Belize or some Caribbean Islands
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Old February 20th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #5
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Well are you sure it's Panama City and not Viejo Panama, that is a few km away from today's center?
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Old February 21st, 2007, 12:05 AM   #6
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Well are you sure it's Panama City and not Viejo Panama, that is a few km away from today's center?
Of course I'm (100%) sure it's Panama City (I wouldn't post it otherwise). Let me sort it all out for you:

1- The "Viejo Panama" you mentioned (pictured below) is actually called "Panamá Viejo." It is the site of the original city that was sacked and burned by 16th. century pirates. This shelled church tower is most of what's left of the old (viejo) city. And, yes, (as you said) it is a few km from today's center.



2- The thread-starter image of "Casco Viejo" (old compound) was captured from atop Ancon hill, seen here from the colonial quarter's perspective.


3- As you can see from this angle, the modern sector of Panama City is merely across the bay's arc from the old compound.
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