Saturday, December 3, 2011

Panama Skyline and skyscrapers

For my Scenic Sunday  I am showing some of the Skyscrapers in Panama City, Panama.


My link for Camera Critters...common-moorhen


Panama has some tall buildings and still even more being built.  You can see some of the Panama's skyline on my header photo above.



The corkscrew design on this building above was one of my favorites. Some people in our tour group said it reminded them of lego building toys.

The skyscrapers include offices, banks, hotels, casinos and condominiums.  There are over 80 banks in Panama City.



A Hard Rock Cafe is a must have in a big city, I also heard there will be a Hard Rock hotel also.


This shot above was taken from the moving bus, I assume they are playing a soccer game.

There are over 100 skyscrapers in Panama City and over more than 150 being built.  Panama is in the middle of a building and economic boom.

Before visiting Panama, I pictured Panama more of a lush rainforest and the canal. I did not even think of a booming city. The cool thing is the rainforest is probably no more than an hours drive away.




The Metro Mall was right outside our Panama City hotel. A very popular place to shop with the locals and the tourist.
Edit: An answer to Ann's question I am adding some info on Panama's economy and wealth. The tourism industry generates over 2.5 billion dollars, the re-export business (free trade zone) is another 2.5 billion dollars and the canal generates over 1 billion a year.

To see more beautiful scenes from around the world check out Scenic Sunday. Thanks to the Holleys for hosting Scenic Sunday. And thank you for stopping by to see my post. Have a safe and wonderful weekend.

38 comments:

  1. didn't realise Panama is so rich. Do they get income from the Canal?

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  2. Panama looks like a wonderful place to explore. the cockscrew building looks very unique. thanks for sharing your journey.

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  3. Thanks Eileen for doing this for me.

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  4. I love that corkscrew building!
    When I think of Panama, I don't think of a city full of glass towers, so this was interesting to see.

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  5. It is very, alarmingly, impressive, says she living in NYC!!

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  6. Wow! That's some building in the top photo. I love how it is set against the beautiful sky in the photo.

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  7. That corkscrew building does stand out, doesn't it. I can tell you the skyline of Panama looked quite different when I was there in 1972! Thanks for the tour, Eileen!

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  8. I so love your shots! Beautiful and to think you're taking it from a moving bus. I'm impressed with Panama's skyscrapers too. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a beautiful place! Wish I can visit the place someday.

    About the Blues Point Tower, it is an apartment block with 144 apartments over 25 levels.

    Thank you for your visit.

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  10. Wow, what a skyline! Love it for your header. How wonderful they're having a building boom. Much bigger city than I realized. Thanks for such an informative post. Love your photos.
    Hope you have a great week.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  11. Wow! I was there many years ago - Big, big Difference!! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Impressive city! Initially I thought that the first building is a sculpture:)

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  13. Looks like a great big city to me! Your shots of Panama are fantastic.

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  14. wow a rich country... Thanks for the visit and comment. I always treasure it.

    Bacolod and Beyond

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  15. Traveling opens us up to all kinds of wonderful experiences, and we get the benefit through these amazing photos. Thanks Eileen.

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  16. Unable to reply to your message direct as you have no reply set, so to answer your question dropped by here. We most certainly did take the cable car up to see the Big Buddha, fantastic ride.

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  17. beautiful skyline shots of Panama city.

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  18. So very beautiful! Would love to see the interior of the corkscrew building!
    Audrey

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  19. Love the twirly looking building. Following you on twitter as KB1.

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  20. Eileen -- I really enjoyed the tour of Panama (just caught up on the last three posts on this blog -- you packed a lot into your week!! (As you know I've been reading about the birds on your other blog). This sounds like a wonderful trip!

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  21. You have such a keen eye for capturing the beauty in everything, sweetie. I love the sky scape. Strange building tho.

    Merry Christmas
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  22. With your wonderful photos, admire the beautiful city and how good economy have!!!!
    Good for them!!!!
    have a nise day!

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  23. Just like you, I don't think of skyscrapers everytime Panama comes to my mind. Great post.

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  24. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  25. Oh what a skyline, these high buildings and the form of the first one - lovely. Thankyou for your comment at my place :0) Have a Happy New year ! :0)

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  26. So many sights to see..I too like that corkscrew building! Would enjoy a walk with an espresso..and of course my camera. Great captures Eileen- thanks for the info too. It's nice their enjoying a boom and the forest is so close- Wow thats a lot of skyscrapers..and their building more!

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  27. It's certainly a beautiful very modern city. Happy New Year!

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  28. hi the bird in the photo is a
    Name: Hooded Crow
    Latin Name: Corvus corone
    Family: Corvidae
    Order: Passeriformes
    thank you for leaving the lovely comment.

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  29. Looks like a modern vibrant city. And yes, I really like the "corkscrew" building!

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  30. hee hee...
    Yes! That corkscrew building reminds «Louis» of Lego structures, too!

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  31. You make me want to go back again. I did a month long spread on Panama back in August of 2011. It was a hot and humid trip but we had so much fun there. Your pics remind me of those days in June. The corkscrew is my favorite skyscraper of them all!!

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  32. it seems as if i m there....

    hilarious ... its a worth place

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  33. · Nice place that I can see through your pics.

    · regards

    CR & LMA
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