Saturday, November 26, 2011

Scenic Sunday Panama

I am linking up with Scenic Sunday

I have some more photos from our first full day of touring Panama City.  The tour included stops at the San Jose Church in Panama known for its famous gold alter.


The church is use to visitors stopping in to see the gold alter. We arrived in time for the mass and the singing of a pretty hymn. It is a lovely church located down a small cobblestone city street.









One of the few murals painted on the buildings near the church.



After leaving the church in Panama City we headed to the Miraflores Lock and the canal. We were able to stay long enough to see some ships make their way to the lock and to enjoy the exhibits at the visitor center.








For more wonderful photos from all over the world please visit Scenic Sunday.  Thanks to the host of Scenic Sunday and thanks for stopping by to see my post. Have a great weekend!

25 comments:

  1. Eileen, hi
    Many thanks for your visit to my blog and so nice comment!
    Your blog, photos and videos, are so beautiful and interestig!!!
    This is the Panama Canal!
    The ship was loaded with new cars ...
    You are allready in my favorites blogs!
    Have a nice Sanday!
    Many greetings from Greece

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  2. It is amazing how much money was spent on religious things at that time.

    During the Indonesian Tsunami, all the buildings fell, except a mosque.

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  3. Thanks for the info a great post of Panama and nice videos of San Jose Church and Canal.

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  4. Wow! Now you've convinced me to go see Panama!

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  5. These are incredibly beautiful. Glad to travel vicariously with you!

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  7. It always astounds me the frivolity in religious places what with gold etc....but on the other hand there is also so much beauty in old Churches. Loved your tour. Eileen.

    Veronica

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  8. I've heard that the Panama Canal cruise is a wonderful trip. Your photos give me the first glimpse of what a person might see. It looks like a fascinating place to see. Thanks for stopping by again Eileen.

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  9. These are nice photos and movies. Some of the images make me think of model villages, specially the little red roofed huts on the banks of the Panama canal. Interesting.

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  10. A friend of mine wants to visit this area. Thanks so much for the sneak peak!

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  11. How wonderful! Thanks for taking us along. What a magnificent altar! I will have to go there someday! What an amazing adventure.

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  12. Hi Eileen,
    I love seeing your traveling adventures. My hubby went to Panama with the National Guard. I myself have not been there. would love to visit one day. Love seeing the locks. I think it's so interesting.

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  13. Panama looks fascinating. Love all the shipping canals.

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  14. Great post Eileen, love your header photo too. I love traveling with you :)

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  15. Panama looks interesting to visit, a lot of artistic design of churches, nice photos.

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  16. Oh my, that church is pretty elaborate! Love the mural is cool! Lots of sights and sounds..the video is pretty interesting too!
    Thanks for the share Eileen.
    Think I lost my mojo (lol) I've been procrastinating pretty bad!

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  17. Thank you for taking time to comment on my post and am glad you liked my whale of a cloud. I can't believe that the first thing I read is on Panama! Oh my goodness. Panama and Ireland are on our list (as soon as I retire). I am now looking forward to Panama more than ever! Now I must go look at the birds you saw.

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  18. Goodness it is expanding at quite a rate with the number of high rises going up isn't it!

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  19. I'm always glad to see you around in my blog, thanks for always giving and sharing your comments. Your shared photos are always precious and wonderful.

    His Unfailing Love

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  20. Fantastic post, Eileen! Thanks for the information on Panama!

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  21. Enjoying your record of your trip. Looks like a fascinating place to visit!

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  22. That pic at Casco Viejo is the same one I took of the woman on the wall!!! It was one of my favorites! The Canal was fun and a very interesting place. I didn't think it was going to be, but it turned out to be a highlight....and there was air conditioning:)

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Have a great day, Eileen