Expose a fascinating wiry underworld.
There’s no escaping the current migrant “crisis” in Europe at the moment. Stories of the migrants’ trials and experiences top the continent’s evening news broadcasts and newspaper headlines, and dominate discussions in legislative halls across the EU. But it’s only the beginning. And whether we admit or not, there really won’t be any clear end… Continue reading Climate Refugees and the San Blas Islands
Today’s Pic du Jour, the blog’s 552nd straight, was taken two years ago today on the Cinta Costera parkway in Panama City, a $189.1 million road and park project completed in 2009, and was resurrected here because I really missed my bike today. 🙂 From a Panama City skyline gallery here.
You’ll find the darnedest thing when combing tiny islands in the San Blas archipelago. Like faded polystyrene foam hearts, for instance.
The most prominent skyline in Central America
If they’re on your list of ‘Places to See Before you Die’, you’ve got about 30 years left – before they’re gone.
Shells, trees and trash.
Thirty years from now this island will no longer exist.
A primer on the largest and costliest project ever undertaken in Central America.
I’ve been enjoying very nice sunsets on North Carolina’s Bogue Banks island this entire week, which prompted a quick look back to other memorable sunsets. Like this one, facing west from Elephant Island in the Caribbean. And while we’re reminiscing, here’s another posted about a year ago. Today’s Pic du Jour, the 285(!!) straight, was… Continue reading San Blas Sunset
Panama City’s Casco Viejo revisited.
In Casco Viejo (Old Quarter), Panama City, Panama.
Today’s Pic du Jour, the 156th (!) straight: spotted in a window display at a small grocery store in the crossroads town of Chepo, Panama, one year ago today. And on this day from the Piran Café archive: 2013 – The Pic du Jour was Elephant Island Sunset taken the previous night in Panama’s San… Continue reading Still Life With Rum Bottles and Tennis Balls
Today’s Pic du Jour, the 138th (!) straight, is a snap of the Cinta Costera, or Coastal Beltway, in Panama City, a $189.1 million road and park project completed in 2009. I didn’t see any plaque or explanation about the peace sign sculpture. Not that one is necessary. Panama City, Panama, 19-Jun-2013.
Images from an early phase of construction of the $800 million Cinta Costera III highway project, a ring road built over water around Casco Viejo, Panama City’s colonial historical district
Panama City, Panama – These last seven days, the 21st week into my Round the World jaunt, witnessed a pair of milestones: the first, saying goodbye to South America after 142 days (and 7,754 kilometers, or 4,818 miles), and the second, sailing on the open sea for the first time. The latter, with three-and-a-half days… Continue reading Molas, One Tree Islands, and Leaving South America Behind – RTW Week #21
Panama City – I have no idea why an island in the Caribbean is named –in English anyway– after a large mammal that never stepped foot anywhere remotely close to there. In any event, this is part of what last night’s sunset wrought on the landscape near the island in the northern San Blas Islands.… Continue reading Elephant Island Sunset (Pic du Jour)